Sayenko Kharenko has executed the next step in the growth of its IP practice with the hire of the Ukrainian IP law star Denis Krokhmalev as its new counsel. Denis has 14 years of unique professional experience in implementing and managing anti-counterfeiting strategy.
In particular, Denis has impressive experience in leading proactive investigations targeting the production, transportation, and distribution of illicit goods, delivering multi-million seizures of counterfeit goods as a result of the shutdown of dozens of large manufacturing facilities, market raids, and customs operations. His practical background brings priceless knowledge and gives an advantage to the firm’s expertise in the field of anti-counterfeiting and brand protection.
In addition, Denis has extensive experience in establishing efficient cooperation with governmental agencies and local/international organizations within the framework of anti-counterfeit actions, as well as running regular anti-counterfeiting training programs for customs/law enforcement bodies/local distributors (approximately 900 people a year).
Prior to joining Sayenko Kharenko, he has been the Regional Brand Protection Manager and in-house lawyer for Central/Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus at P&G and General Counsel at P&G Ukraine.
Nazar Chernyavsky comments: “I am very proud and excited that Denis has chosen our firm to continue his professional career and saw the opportunity in combining his unique professional experience with the solid background of our reinforced IP team. His arrival will let us implement anti-counterfeit and brand protection programs at a much broader scale and offer newlaw products in this area to our clients in the whole CEE/CAC region, as well as in Ukraine.”