Konnov & Sozanovsky — Full Scope of Legal Services

Konnov & Sozanovsky has a longstanding practice in copyright and media law. Our lawyers were among the original path breakers who offered highly effective legal solutions in this field. According to «Chambers Global 2006», the copyright and media law department of our firm was cited as the leading legal business adviser in the field of entertainment. We represent leading Ukrainian TV and radio broadcasting organizations, popular artists, famous music producers, publishing houses, software producers and distributors, production studios, mobile content providers, advertising agencies and sales houses.

Contractual Work

  • Preparation of all manner of contracts in the sphere of copyright and related rights (licensing agreements, assignment contracts, ordering contracts and others), contracts on acquisition of rights to TV program formats and serials
  • Preparation of contracts on distributing TV and radio programs in air broadcasting, cable, satellite systems, Internet networks, by means of «mobile internet», etc.
  • Creation of contractual frameworks in the areas of advertising, sponsorship, product-placement
  • Creation of contractual frameworks for each phase of printed mass-media activity

Legal Consulting

  • Advising clients on legal aspects of conducting business in the fields of TV and radio broadcasting, cinematography and publishing business
  • Advising clients on all issues arising in copyright and related rights, from acknowledgement of authorship to selection of the optimal means of protection against infringed rights
  • Legal support of clients’ activities aimed at creation, acquisition and use of copyright objects and/or related rights, including, inter alia, support to negotiations with producers and distributors of relevant products
  • Copyright-related tax planning and optimization

Legal Drafting and Analytical Activities

  • Legal drafting in the area of television and radio broadcasting, cinematography, copyright and related rights, monitoring and analysis of draft laws involving mass media, copyright and related rights

Legal Due Diligence

  • Legal due diligence of a company’s business activities in the field of copyright and related rights


We represent clients in many ways:

  • in their relations with public governance bodies of copyright and related pecuniary rights
  • before state bodies in the licensing of TV and radio broadcasting, and registration or re-registration) of printed mass-media
  • in the pre-trial settlement of disputes over copyright and related rights
  • in courts of general jurisdiction, commercial and arbitration courts


Intellectual Property Law (PDF)

Key Contact

Irina Melika
Patent agent
Kiev: +380 (0)44 490-5400


Key contact in Moscow
Anna Filatova
+7 (926) 475-15-65


Copyright and Media Law


Related practices

  • Intellectual property law
  • Litigation

Related market segments

  • Advertising/design
  • Agriculture
  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Food industry
  • Insurance
  • Light industry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Publishing
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Tobacco and spirits
  • Trade/distribution
  • Veterinary



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