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    Nataliia Riazanova

    managing partner, patent attorney, PhD in law

    Nataliia Riazanova has been advising businesses and individuals since 2005. Nataliia specializes in intellectual property protection, protection of virtual assets (NFT), investments, venture and debt financing of technology companies, Blockchain projects, companies from the alternative finance sector, DeFi organizations, Web 3.0.

    Nataliia’s practice covers obtaining blockchain licenses (DLT) and permits regulators, structuring the issuance and sale of tokens, including TGE, ICO and IEO, as well as writing and agreeing on token sale documentation, token sale agreements, SAFT, etc.

    Nataliia is a partner in Blockchain projects for the protection and sale of innovations, is an adviser to many companies on organizing a Blockchain business, conducting complex technological transactions, transactions with intellectual property, advising on business development and launching new products. 

    Nataliia is the author of the training courses “Business and Intellectual Property”, “Blockchain Lawyer”. He is an active patent attorney of Ukraine (registration certificate No. 484), Blockchain lawyer, PhD in law. 

    Interacts with public authorities of Ukraine, participates in the discussion of draft laws in the field of IP, Blockchain, IT, AI acts as a speaker at conferences and specialized seminars. Author of more than 70 publications on IP protection, innovation management, Blockchain, IP NFT protection.

    Practices and industries

    • Intellectual property 
    • Blockchain and virtual reality
    • Alternative finance (FinTech, DeFi)
    • Personal data protection 
    • Investments 

    The most interesting projects 

    Full legal support for the creation and operation of an online crypto-exchange in the UK jurisdiction. We registered a legal entity, chose a tax regime, opened a bank account, provided acquiring connections, and received a license for crypto activities – the FCA AML / CTF crypto asset registration regime. In addition, Nataliia advised on issues of structuring the issuance and sale of tokens, registered the trademarks of the exchange in the UK and other countries, filed a patent for an invention, prepared documents on the protection of personal data, trade secrets of the crypto exchange. 

    Prepared the terms of smart contracts for the release of a unique NFT collection that provides copyright protection and royalties from each sale / resale of NFTs. Registered the trademark of the collection name in the required countries. 

    Identified violators on OpenSea, achieved the removal of the violator’s content and compensation to the author for violations of NFT rights on the OpenSea platform. 

    Defended the demand for a forced sale at a low cost of a crypto domain previously acquired for the purpose of resale to the owner of a virtual platform who has registered trademark rights. 

    She advised Blockchain startups on attracting investments for a total of 12 million USD. Developed the legal structure of the transaction, prepared all the necessary legal documents, and directly participated in the negotiations. 

    Structured the issuance and sale of tokens for a project in the UAE in the amount of more than 9 million USD. Prepared all the necessary documents for the token sale, conducted the necessary consultations on compliance and personal data protection, and registered all the intellectual property of the project. 

    Developed a turnkey international franchise for a network of beauty salons. 


    • ​​English 
    • Russian 
    • Ukrainian