Maria Koval is a Counsel and Head of the Intellectual Property practice of Redcliffe Partners.

Maria is a Domain Name Arbitrator of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center.

She specialises in all intellectual property issues, including trademarks, designs, inventions, domain names, copyright, trade secrets and data protection matters. Maria has a long track record of advising multinational and Ukrainian companies on various IP issues such as possible rights infringements, strategies on IP rights protection, licence and franchise agreements. Maria regularly handles litigation on various Intellectual Property issues.

Her experience covers a wide range of sectors including TMT, advertising and marketing, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, food and beverage

Before joining Redcliffe Partners, Maria practised intellectual property law for more than 12 years with Krylova & Partners (Nevinpat-Ukraine) and for more than three years with Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm.

Reputation 

Maria is recommended as one of the leading IP lawyers by Chambers Europe 2019 and ranked as a leading IP lawyer by Best Lawyers International 2019-2020. She is ranked as a leading IT lawyer by Best Lawyers International 2019. In Ukraine Maria is also ranked amongst practice leaders in IP by 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine 2019.

Membership

  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group
  • Copyright Committee of the International Trademark Association


Education

  • Specialist’s degree in law from the National Taras Shevchenko University
  • Master’s degree in law (summa cum laude) from the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade
  • Master’s degree in law from the Kyiv Institute of Intellectual Property and Law of the National University "Odessa Law Academy"