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In this session, Yuriy Karlash of PETOŠEVIĆ Ukraine will discuss life in Ukraine since the invasion with Louis-Pierre Gravelle, our Focus 45 moderator


Yuriy KarlashYuriy Karlash, PETOŠEVIĆ Ukraine

Yuriy Karlash of PETOŠEVIĆ Ukraine advises clients on intellectual property matters in Ukraine and the former USSR region. He represents clients before the courts, law enforcement bodies, customs authorities and the antimonopoly committee in Ukraine. Yuriy handles trade mark prosecution and unfair competition matters, license and IP rights assignments, and develops enforcement strategies and settlement agreements. He is also well versed in domain name transfers and other internet-related intellectual property issues, including online infringement and defamation on social networks.

Before joining PETOŠEVIĆ in 2011, Yuriy worked as an in-house intellectual property counsel at the Ukrainian vodka manufacturer Nemiroff, based in Kyiv, for two and a half years. Prior to Nemiroff, Yuriy’s practice focused on corporate law.



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Louis-Pierre Gravelle, FICPI webinar host


Louis-Pierre Gravelle is Partner at Bereskin & Parr in Canada and Vice President of FICPI's Professional Excellence Committee.

He specialises in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and providing patentability, validity, infringement and right to manufacture opinions in the fields of electricity, telecommunications, mechanical and information technology. He is a registered patent agent in Canada and in the United States (1998).

Louis-Pierre is involved in due diligence matters and managing patent portfolios. He is also involved in strategic counselling for start-ups, small, medium and large-sized businesses.

A member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Louis-Pierre was called to the Québec Bar in 1995. He is also a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). Louis-Pierre Gravelle is past-chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and past co-president of the Joint Liaison Committee – Patents between the Patent office and IPIC. He is a Councillor for FICPI Canada.

He is listed in the IAM Patents 1000, and has been since 2012. Louis-Pierre is often called upon to speak on a variety of IP-related topics, at local and international conferences and events.

This webinar is open to all. 

You are welcome to stay online after the webinar for 15 minutes for freeform discussions with Louis-Pierre and Michael in our Wonder room - the link will be provided during the webinar.