The team of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm provided legal support and counseling during the Ukraine.ua domain name re-delegation in favor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to host a modern digital portal about Ukraine for foreign audiences. The Ukraine.ua portal was officially launched on 14 January 2021.
The Ukraine.ua domain name was owned by an individual for more than 8 years and has not been used. Ilyashev & Partners provided full legal support during the domain name re-delegation from an individual to the central executive body. The services of the law firm included, inter alia, the mediation with the domain name owner, preparation of and legal support during the signing of an agreement on the domain name re-delegation and transfer of exclusive property rights to a trademark, which became the basis for the initial registration of a second-level domain in the.UA public domain, as well as preparation of a package documents required to introduce relevant amendments in the State Register of Certificates of Ukraine of Marks for Goods and Services.
“We are pleased to be part of this unique project, – said Mikhail Ilyashev, the Managing Partner of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm. – We managed to negotiate a consensus with the previous owner, which made it possible for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to acquire the ownership of a ‘strategic’ domain name in the shortest time possible and launch the portal on time. Each developed country has its own official international Internet representation, and Ukraine is no exception now”.
The website was created with the aid of the British Embassy in Ukraine. Further operation and stuffing of the portal will be ensured by the Ukrainian Institute, a specialized state institution established to form a positive image of Ukraine by means of cultural diplomacy.
The project was handled by the Attorney Dmytro Nikulesko and the Lawyer Olena Sereda.