Intellectual Property / TMT
Intellectual Property / TMT

Highly qualified and well experienced lawyers of the practice are recognised by the leading international legal guides.



Pavel Sadovsky (Moscow) “knows the Russian IP legislation and court practice."

"I would recommend him for his lateral thinking and extremely attentive approach."



“Outstanding cross-border capabilities…” “Full-service business law ensemble EPAP maintains a significant presence across the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as strategically located liaison offices in London and Washington DC”.

Pavel Sadovsky (Moscow) has “terrific credentials”. He “is a discerning litigator and a persuasive presence at the negotiating table”.

Taras Kyslyy (Kyiv) “builds on the tradition of the firm to provide indomitable anti-counterfeiting support”.



"We have found EPAM to be consistently responsive and commercially sensitive. The advice is clear, well written and pragmatic."

“Senior associate Pavel Sadovsky (Moscow) is praised for "excellent court practice and knowledge of IP legislation." He is a "very practical lawyer who is really specialised in software law." His "strong understanding of Russian data protection matters” is also highlighted.”



“A strong practice that compares well with others”.

Pavel Sadovsky (Moscow) is a “brilliant litigator” who has “solid experience and excellent practical knowledge in the field of IP protection”. “Very knowledgeable and efficient” senior associate.

Taras Kyslyy (Kyiv) “responds with great speed”.

Pavel Sadovsky (Moscow) advises on contentious IP cases and also assists with regulatory and data protection issues - "excellent court practice and knowledge of IP legislation."

“This full-service corporate outfit has a string of offices across the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and outposts in Washington and London, giving it a sophisticated understanding of different regimes and pan-continental expertise on tap. Its A-to-Z offering includes an active transactional practice which excels in shepherding IP-rich deals to a favourable close”.

“The trademark team is compact, but packs a mighty punch when it comes to infringement litigation…”

Pavel Sadovsky (Russia, Moscow) is a “young, well-connected litigator who has already achieved some great results”. “He does a superior job on IP-driven transactions, too”.

Taras Kyslyy (Ukraine, Kyiv) is “the epitome of erudition: “He is clearly well educated and incredibly knowledgeable”.

“Offers representation in trade mark and patents disputes with authorities and infringing parties. Also acts on non-contentious transactional matters. Draws on its leading dispute resolution abilities to represent clients in IP litigation before Russian courts.”

“Represents numerous significant clients in the sector, including media groups and multinational telecoms providers. Highlighted for its regulatory knowledge and often assists with data protection and criminal liability issues arising in the TMT arena.”

"The lawyers are always able to explain very complicated matters clearly. The team is used to working with international companies and knows what they look for."

“Practice head Pavel Sadovsky (Moscow) is an experienced litigator with a strong focus on IP enforcement. He also advises on transactional issues relating to IP and is recognised for his expertise in the TMT sector. Sources say he “brings great ideas to a project.”

In Ukraine the firm is “best known for representing clients from the media and entertainment sector. Broad IP expertise covering copyright, trademarks, software and IT. Also recommended for transactions involving IP assets.”

“A reactive team with in-depth knowledge of the industry and great attention to detail.”

“Practice head Taras Kyslyy (Kyiv) is regarded as an “impressive lawyer; one of the best in Ukraine.” His practice covers licensing and IP rights transactions, anti‑counterfeiting and domain disputes.


In Russia the firm “is very active in IP disputes. Team head Pavel Sadovsky “always delivers clear and well-presented advice”.

In Ukraine the firm provides “quick response times”. Taras Kyslyy is recommended.

“Practice head Pavel Sadovsky [in Moscow] is an experienced litigator with a strong focus on IP enforcement. He also advises on transactional issues relating to IP and is recognised for his expertise in the TMT sector.”

“EPAM’ crack squad of brand experts serves patrons across the Commonwealth of Independent States”.

“Pavel Sadovsky [Russia, Moscow] is an experienced litigator who “does creative work on interesting and challenging cases”.

“Taras Kyslyy [Ukraine, Kyiv] sits in the driver’s seat and scores first-rate reviews from peers: “His edge is that he knows how to implement his fantastic knowledge of IP law effectively in practice – in Ukraine, that pragmatism is particularly important to clients.” Litigation and enforcement comprises the lion’s share of the unit’s work; robust cease and desist letters usually solve the problem, but its deft courtroom skills provide persuasive back-up should infringements endure. IP transactions are another forte.”

“The firm is amongst the top Russian players in the market and fields a large and highly diversified team. Its size allows it to offer an extensive range of services, and in the IP sphere the group covers both contentious and general advice matters.”

“The advice was straight to the point and covered both legal and commercial implications.”

“This firm's combined IP and TMT team provides services throughout Russia and the CIS, thanks to its strong network of offices.”

“In Russia you need a local firm that understands international business, and that is what they bring to the table.”

“Pavel Sadovsky heads the department [in Moscow] and is the main point of contact. He is admired for his marked versatility. His practice extends from transactional matters to litigation and advisory work.”

In Ukraine “the firm's prominence in dispute resolution is reflected in its predominantly contentious-focused IP practice. It also handles IP due diligence, supporting the firm's transactional mandates. The team advises a number of media and broadcasting clients, and international players.

"The advice was pragmatic and the lawyers provided us with realistic alternatives."

"They're responsive and good at managing other parties involved in a case."

“Head of the IP and TMT groups [in Kyiv], Taras Kyslyy is described by sources as a "prompt and client-friendly" lawyer. He handles both contentious and non-contentious matters.”

Head of IP/TMT practice in Moscow “Pavel Sadovsky […] is admired for his marked versatility. His practice extends from transactional matters to litigation and advisory work.”

The firm’s “team provides advice regarding patents, copyright and data protection, and has strong experience advising IT companies on IP issues. Team head [in Moscow] Pavel Sadovsky is praised for his “invaluable knowledge and expertise”. He is a registered trade mark attorney.”

The firm in Ukraine “is a strong force in IP disputes, and Taras Kyslyy advises various pharmaceuticals and technology companies.”

In Russia “EPAM has positioned itself as a leading business law outfit in the region, with additional branch offices in the United Kingdom and United States”. The Firm’s IP practice “has become an important cog in the machine and the team’s reputation for providing commercially driven, reliable trademark representation is spreading”. “Contentious work is a particular focus; the group enjoys a varied and interesting diet of infringement mandates, including anti-counterfeiting, and has achieved some notable successes for a combination of large Russian marques and famous foreign brands”. Sources give credit to senior associate and rising star Pavel Sadovsky for driving the practice onwards and upwards; “his advice is rock solid and he is always quick to respond.”

In Ukraine the Firm’s “clients enjoy unprecedented access to high-level expertise on regional enforcement matters, giving it a crucial edge over local peers in Kyiv”. "The swift and commercial resolution of trademark disputes is the order of the day here”. “The group also has a bustling transactional practice and plays an integral role in deals led by the firm’s esteemed corporate and M&A department”. Head of IP practice Taras Kyslyy in Kyiv “is responsible for the practice’s significant recent growth”.

The firm is recommended by Managing Intellectual Property Patent Survey: Europe 2013 for patent litigation in Russia.

The firm's “IP team enters the rankings for the first time, having earned some terrific client feedback for its attention to detail, legislative knowledge and commercial nous.”

“A highly ambitious firm – very straightforward, clear and creative.”

“Pavel Sadovsky (Moscow) has developed a fine reputation amongst peers. His main areas of focus include IP rights enforcement, transactional IP and data protection within the TMT sector. He is also a registered trade mark attorney.”

The firm in St Petersburg “has exceptional industry knowledge and long-standing experience in the TMT sector. Clients note the team's ability to introduce foreigners to the technicalities of Russian legislation, as well as its organised approach and depth of expertise. The practice attracts many of the largest Russian companies as well as numerous large international players. “Excellent understanding and creativity.”

“Irina Stepanova (St Petersburg) … has substantial experience in licensing and franchising, IP disputes, trade mark registration and general IP advice. Clients are impressed by her ability to keep to strict deadlines, and by her firm grasp of commercial implications.”

“Thе firm maintains a solid presence on the Ukrainian IP market, and sources highlight it as “a strong team working on interesting cases.” The majority of its activity is divided between the enforcement of existing rights and the assessment and transferral of rights over the course of corporate transactions. The team has a broad portfolio of prominent international clients.”

“Taras Kyslyy (Kyiv) … is especially well known for his trade mark expertise. He also co-chairs the American Chamber of Commerce's IP Committee.”

 “Commentators describe Pavel Sadovsky as an impressive force in the market. His main areas of focus include IP rights enforcement, transactional IP and data protection within the TMT sector. He is also a registered trade mark attorney.”

“EPAM’ IP team has been considerably strengthened by its recent merger with Magisters.”

“EPAM enters the TMT ranking following its merger with Magisters, from which the Firm “inherited a strong TMT practice led by Pavel Sadovsky”.

“The firm [in Ukraine] represents “several very high-profile companies in the area of Intellectual Property”.Senior Associate Taras Kyslyy is well regarded.”

In Russia the firm “continues to ride a wave of increasing attention for its thriving IP department. “The outfit gives great advice on Russian protection and enforcement, is quick to respond and very easy to deal with.” Contentious work is very much a focus – the team has recently played a significant role in high-profile cases in the food and beverages sectors. Anti-counterfeiting is another important sphere of activity, attracting many clients from the life sciences sector. On the transactional side, its practitioners handle many major transfers of intellectual property. The team has recently acted on behalf of prominent global brand names … on licensing and contractual issues. IP department leader Pavel Sadovsky comes highly recommended as “one of the field’s most promising up-and-coming lawyers”.

In Ukraine “the firm has developed a well-deserved reputation as one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Its first-rate expertise and dedicated service have earned it a loyal following of overseas clients. … Dispute resolution is a longstanding strength and thus the group has also established a thriving litigation outfit. Taras Kyslyy, who heads the IP department, is widely admired and respected. He specialises in enforcement and litigation, and also handles anti-counterfeiting and domain disputes”.

 “The firm's IP leader in Russia Pavel Sadovsky has been recognized as "a dynamic IP practitioner" who has "specific expertise in enforcement of IP rights, transactional IP and data protection, as well as in law specific to technology, media and telecommunications."

 “Pavel Sadovsky is mentioned as the head of the Russian IP group. Through 2010, the firm was retained by Microsoft as an adviser on various legal issues including intellectual property rights protection, data protection, media, licensing and sublicensing agreements.”

“Taras Kyslyy (Ukrainian practice) is "the main point of contact" in the firm, that continues to advise UEFA on the protection of IP rights during the upcoming 2012 European Football Championship. Other major clients include Viasat and Matvil.”

 “Сlients note the ability “to quickly react and provide accurate advice."

“The firm “has impressed foreign clients with its team's excellent local knowledge”.

“The practice head in Ukraine Taras Kyslyy is “expected to make a great impact on the market.”
 “…good response time, appropriate advice and good connections with the local authorities”

“The team’s head in Ukraine Taras Kyslyy comes highly recommended. The group leader in Russia Pavel Sadovsky is spotlighted by clients as “a very smart and charismatic lawyer.”
 “The firm’s' IP/TMT practice in Ukraine is sought after for advice on trade marks and litigation, the research says.”
 “The Firm's "impressive" IP/TMT Practice Group in Ukraine is highly regarded for its work for sports and media clients, such as UEFA and Ukrainian satellite TV channel TeleRadioSvit.”