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    Yana Samsonova

    senior lawyer, Ph.D. in law

    Yana’s practice is focused on a wide range of corporate and commercial issues of pharmaceutical and agricultural companies, including those focused on online activities, legal support for these business areas and legal support for business process automation.  

    Yana is a strategic adviser to top management on the protection of intellectual property for compositions of medicines, plant varieties, fertilizers, methods of their application, etc. Her competence includes conducting patent searches and searches for patent purity, preparing and writing patent applications related to pharmaceutical, environmental, biological, agricultural areas, contractual work. 

    Yana has deep expertise in legal support for pharmaceutical and agricultural businesses operating in the blockchain and offline industries. Advises on business mergers/acquisitions, obtaining permits, attracting investments, transferring business online. 

    Yana is actively involved in legislative processes, is the author of the concept for the development of an inclusive model of agriculture, presented in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine as part of the reforms of the agrarian sector. In addition, Yana has a number of legislative initiatives to regulate viticulture and winemaking in Ukraine. Author of more than 80 publications on IP protection in pharmaceuticals, the agricultural sector, asset management, and the use of blockchain.

    Practices and industries

    Most interesting projects

    Carried out a patent search for active ingredients of medicines before launching production and sales in Ukraine. As a result, she identified a number of patents, the effect of which also extended to Ukraine, including how she warned the customer of losses associated with the launch of the production of a medicinal product for a large amount. 

    Patent search rules and prepared a patent application for a plant variety. Further, she accompanied the procedure for obtaining a patent in Ukraine and expanded the registration to the EU countries and the USA. In addition, she entered the plant variety into the relevant registers. 

    Legal support, consultations, for a pharmaceutical company, in particular, the formation of an intellectual business portfolio, intellectual property management in the process of a business merger. 

    Registration of permits for the import and export of fertilizers, medicines, seeds, cattle, biological materials.


    Doctor of Law, National Law Academy. Yaroslav the Wise (2004)


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    • Ukrainian
    • English