“Diia City”: A special legal and tax regime for IT companies in Ukraine is coming into play

July 2021 – On 15 July 2021, the Ukrainian parliament adopted the Law “On Stimulation of the Development of the Digital Economy in Ukraine” No. 4303 (“Diia City Law“). To become effective, the Diia City Law must be signed by the president and...

Kinstellar assists Romanian start-up ProductLead (Techinfluence) to secure financing for expansion across Europe

April 2021 – Kinstellar is pleased to announce that it has successfully assisted Bucharest-based ProductLead (Techinfluence), a leading mar-tech platform for marketing content creation, in relation to securing venture capital financing from co-investors...

EUIPO offers SMEs trade mark and design grants of up to EUR 1500

February 2021 – The European Commission and The European Intellectual Property Office have launched a small and medium-sized business fund (SME Fund) to provide reimbursement for trade mark and design application fees and pre-diagnostic services. The...

Kinstellar strengthens its Ukraine practice with new Partner Olexander Martinenko

October 2020 – Kinstellar is pleased to announce the appointment of Olexander Martinenko as a Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution and Commercial practices at the firm’s Kyiv office.

Kinstellar advises Czech start-up Carvago to take used car selling digital

June 2019 – Kinstellar has successfully advised Carvago, an innovative Czech start-up in the used car sector, on establishing the company and on the initial setup of its online platform.

Amendment to Czech trademark legislation: additional responsibilities of trademark owners

January 2019 – On 1 January 2019 an amendment to Czech trademark legislation entered into effect. The amendment incorporates applicable EU regulations, and also introduces some country specifics. Below, we summarise the most important changes from a...

Kinstellar provides legal advice in the field of security to European GNSS Agency (GSA)

June 2018 – Kinstellar has succeeded in a consortium with BHO Legal, a boutique firm focusing on satellite and aviation projects, in an international competitive tendering for legal services to the GSA in the area of security. The focus of Kinstellar...

IP challenges for Hungarian startups

August 2017 – Our IP team in Budapest moderated a panel discussion as part of Startup Safary Budapest 2017, which included sharing insight on the start-up ecosystem and trend for 2017 in Hungary.

Avoiding IP traps in CEE – M&A transactions

May 2017 – Given the increased focus on M&A transactions in CEE involving a strong IP component, it is essential to identify, at an early stage, any potential IP red flags. These should later be reflected in the deal structure – including valuation...