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Kinstellar advised The Associated Press in the production of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Days in Mariupol

March 2024 – Kinstellar is honoured to have provided intellectual property and privacy-related advice to The Associated Press (AP) during the production of 20 Days in Mariupol, a feature-length documentary about the brutal Russian invasion and devastation...

EUIPO offers SMEs trade mark and design grants of up to EUR 1,350 again in 2024, available also for Ukrainian SMEs

March 2024 – The European Commission and European Intellectual Property Office (“EUIPO”) have once again launched a small and medium-sized business fund (“SME Fund”) to provide reimbursement for trade mark and design application fees and pre-diagnostic...

Google ends geofence warrants

February 2024 – Location data has become an integral part of everyday digital life, providing easier navigation through various digital tools, such as maps. Despite the importance of making navigation easier, the need to preserve data privacy, such...

The AI Act – EU’s First Artificial Intelligence Regulation

January 2024 – In a ground-breaking move, on 8 December 2023, the European Parliament officially reached a provisional agreement with the Council on the AI act. With this agreement, the European Union has implemented the world's first comprehensive...

Update on the Advertising Regulatory Landscape in Ukraine

December 2023 – Amendments to Law of Ukraine on Advertising No. 270/96-ВР of 3 July 1996 have recently come into force. The amendments update obsolete regulations on advertising in Ukraine, thus ensuring advertising standards correspond to current...

Kinstellar announces new promotions to Partner and Counsel

May 2023 – Kinstellar is delighted and proud to announce the promotions to Partner of Tomáš Melišek (Bratislava), Levente Hegedűs (Budapest), Bulut Girgin (Istanbul), Anastasiya Bolkhovitinova, Natalia Kirichenko, Oleg Matiusha, Illya Muchnyk (all...

Ukraine introduces a new law to strengthen IP rights protection

April 2023 – A new Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Strengthening the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights” No. 2974-IX (the “Law”), entered into force on 15 April 2023. The Law’s aim is to strengthen...

Impact of intellectual property on M&A transactions in Bulgaria and beyond

Unlocking the value of intellectual property (IP)

EUIPO offers SMEs trade mark and design grants of up to EUR 1,350

February 2023 – The European Commission and European Intellectual Property Office (“EUIPO”) have launched a small and medium sized business fund (SME Fund) to provide reimbursement for trademark and design application fees and pre diagnostic services.

Unpacking the European Parliament’s Recent Resolution on Online Video Games

January 2023 – Last week, the European Parliament (“EP”) adopted a resolution on online video games (the “Resolution”) . In essence, the Resolution calls for strong enforcement of consumer protection rules in the video game industry, requires...