Nina Moshynska

Nina Moshynska is a Ukrainian patent and trademark attorney and a managing partner in Ukraine of Gorodissky & Partners.

Ms. Moshynska has an extensive practice, covering all aspects of IP rights protection, including patents, utility models, designs, trademarks, copyrights and has a history of successful protection of clients’ rights in courts of law.

Nina Moshynska graduated from Kiev Polytechnic University and Central Institute of Intellectual Property (Moscow). While working as a deputy director of the Ukrainian Patent Office Research Centre from 1992 to 1995, she contributed to the establishment of the patent system and drafting of the legislative framework for the protection of IP rights in Ukraine.

Ms. Moshynska received training at the World Intellectual Property Organisation, and in 1994 she was a member of the Ukrainian government delegation which signed the Trademark Law Treaty in Geneva.

Nina Moshynska was certified and began her activity as a patent attorney in 1996. During this period, she established the Ukrainian Patent Attorney Association and became its first president.

Ms. Moshynska is a co-founder and a managing partner in Ukraine of Gorodissky & Partners.

Ms. Moshynska has many awards from the Ukrainian Patent Office. She contributed to numerous foreign specialised publications, with regard to the IP rights protection.

Ms. Moshynska is a co-founder, the first President and a member of the Ukrainian Patent Attorney Association, as well as a member of AIPPI, INTA, LESI and MARQUES.

Gorodissky and Partners Ukraine:

Gorodissky and Partners is one of the leading IP law firms in Ukraine.

According to the results of international surveys held annually by the British magazine «Managing Intellectual Property» among IP specialists from more than 100 countries around the world, Gorodissky and Partners Ukraine is recognized as one of the best firms in Ukraine in the field of intellectual property rights registration, as well as protection of IP  rights in courts and during pre-trial procedures.

Patent attorneys and lawyers of Gorodissky and Partners Ukraine provide a full range of services in the field of intellectual property, including: filing applications for titles of protection on industrial property objects, applying for copyright registration, conducting application paperwork, preparing drafts of license agreements and assignment agreements as well as filing them for registration in the patent office, keeping titles of protection in force, representing clients’ interests in prejudicial settlement of disputes, before courts and other competent authorities.

Advanced system of partnerships with foreign law firms, extensive experience and modern means of communication allow handling matters of national and international clients quickly and efficiently, both in Ukraine and in any other country in the world.

Patent attorneys and lawyers of Gorodissky and Partners are members of Ukrainian Association of Patent Attorneys, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), and Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES).

Humphrey R. Schurman

Humphrey Schurman completed his studies at the Law Faculty of the University of Suriname in 1978. He started the Law firm Schurman, now Schurman Advocaten, in 1988. The next step was the start of Schurman Incasso (Collection Agency Schurman). The collection agency, although a separate company, is integrated in the office of Schurman Advocaten.

Schurman supports and advises several Surinamese and foreign companies in all legal, organizational and social matters. In 2005 he set up the Foundation for Advocacy of Intellectual Property in Suriname. Through this foundation, the intellectual property of individuals, companies and organizations is legally protected.

Schurman is permanently trying to apply new technology. In this age of communication it is almost self-evident, says Schurman, that the client who so wishes, can track and adjust his business over the Internet.

Except “boss” at Schurman Advocaten and Schurman Incasso (Collection Agency) and a busy lawyer, Humphrey Schurman is also active in Suriname’s social life. He is the Chief Commissioner of the Boy Scouts in Suriname and International Commissioner of Caribbean Scouting Movement. He is also Chairman of Stichting Projekten, an organization developing educational projects for children. Since many years he is Chairman of the Stichting Suriname Crematorium.

Humphrey Schurman is especially busy in the Surinamese business world. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of St. Vincent Hospital and commissioner of a number of other companies.

He is also the founder and President Commissioner of Network Star Suriname (NSS), a media company based on the universally accepted Human Rights, including the right of free speech.

Sports is his hobby and not just in practice but also on the management side. He was 2x 4-year board member of the Suriname Olympic Committee.

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Dr. María-José Bendaña

B.B.A., Universidad Centroamericana; Attorney at Law, Universidad de Nicaragua; Post-baccalaureate in the Legal Aspects of International Business, Georgetown University / INCAE.

Areas of practice. Intellectual Property Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, Regulatory Affairs, Litigation.

Firm Overview:

Even though the Bendaña family legal tradition goes back to the last decade of the 19th century, Bendaña & Bendaña has its origin in the incorporation in 1950 of our founder and Director, Dr. Julián Bendaña-Silva, to the Law Firm of Dr. Vicente Navas Arana, his friend, colleague and former University Professor. Dr. Julián Bendaña Silva had graduated in 1948 with a Doctorate in Law from Universidad Nacional de Nicaragua. Dr. Navas Arana (1900-1985) was one of the most prominent attorneys in Nicaragua.

At Bendaña & Bendaña our objective is to combine our experience and legal tradition with innovation. As a result, we aim to the efficient use of information technology, and our members keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of Law. Bendaña & Bendaña’s experience and tradition have been built up over 50 years of practice.

Our team of professionals is devoted to providing efficient and quality service to our clients, by protecting and defending their interests with fidelity and professional ethics.

The clients of the firm range from large international corporations from very diverse industries to small and medium size domestic businesses.

Aryeh Reif

Education: LL.B., Bar Ilan University, 1994.

Admitted to Bar: 1995.

Licence No. 17567.

Bilingual: English and Hebrew.

Practice Areas: IP and Commercial Law.

Firm Overview:

Reif & Reif is a boutique law firm that was established in 2000 by Adv. Aryeh Reif, who has practiced law for some 25 years.

Reif & Reif specializes in targeted areas of law (Intellectual Property and Commercial/Corporate Law). In those areas, we offer our clients the very highest quality of service and professionalism, as well as unparalleled response times.

Our staff is all bilingual, so you will also find it very easy to communicate with us and to review our legal drafts.

Reif & Reif is one of the fastest growing trademark practices in Israel. As well as all areas of trademark law, we also litigate for patent/design infringement, before all of the competent courts in Israel, including Israel’s Supreme Court.

We hope to have the opportunity of assisting you with your legal needs in Israel.

Gabriel Oussi

The firm was established in 1968 by lawyer Gabriel Oussi who graduated from the University of Damascus, School of Law in 1968 and was admitted the same year to the Syrian Bar Association.

Being a member in several International associations, Mr. Oussi had attended several congresses where he had given presentations on: Company formation, M&A, IP, Patent matters and civil procedure law in Syria. He had also published several articles in different international magazines.

Oussi Law Firm had received many letters of appreciation from the World Bank (Doing Business), International Association of Lawyers (UIA) and several awards from Acquisition International, InterContinental Finance Magazine and Corporate International over the years for participating in writing on subjects such as: Trade mark and patent in Syria, mergers and acquisitions, company formation.

The aim of Oussi Law Firm is to assist clients in attaining their rights under the law, leaving them satisfied with the services they have received, to gain reputation before gaining money and to lead clients to their rights through the safest channel, without any risk, as the law firm has such a good reputation and such a high level of experience its lawyers can fully protect clients’ interests.

Gabriel Oussi’s son Louay joined the firm at the beginning of 2013 to follow in the legal steps of his father. Lawyer Louay Oussi is now a partner at Oussi Law Firm.


The Syrian Bar of Lawyers, International Association of Lawyers (UIA), Association of European Lawyers (AEA), Justinian Lawyers, International Criminal Defence Council (ICDC), International Law Referral, Arabic Society for the Protection of Industrial Property (ASPIP), Associated Lawyers, Affilica International, The Arab Arbitration Chamber for Engineering & Construction Contracts, Islamic Finance Lawyers (IsFin).

Areas Of Practice:

The firm practices in the following areas: Administrative law, civil law, criminal law, contract law, financing law, international law, trademark law, patent law, counterfeiting and infringement law, assignment, labour law, tax law, debt collection, banking law, construction law, insurance law and business consultancies.

The firm offers a full range of legal services and is associated with a comprehensive network of distinguished lawyers, experts and consultants in the fields of business management and economic feasibility studies.

Firm activities are conducted by several professional reputable lawyers dedicated to give clients the very best legal services. Moreover, reliable contacts are maintained with other firms in Syria, the Middle East, Europe and the US.

Artika Prasad

Artika Prasad is a LLB and graduate of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and is experienced in all aspects of commercial law practice in Fiji. In January 2017 Artika accepted an invitation to become a partner of the firm and her particular areas of practice and expertise include Intellectual Property Law in the South Pacific region, Commercial Law, Property Law and Taxation. Artika is also the firm’s senior practitioner for all commercial property matters which she handles with skill, efficiency and an attention to detail and mentors other lawyers within the firm.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 explains that Artika: ‘leads the firm’s IP practice, servicing the regional needs of international companies and law firms, as well as large Fijian organisations. She is recommended as “very efficient, very timely and very professional,” and for “always providing excellent client service.”

Artika is highly regarded internationally, and is particularly known for her thorough legal work, professional attitude and within the firm for her patience in mentoring others. Under her dedicated stewardship the firm’s IP division known as the Pacific Islands Intellectual Property Services (PIIPS) has become a premier IP Service provider out of the Pacific region.

Artika’s professional career has had many highlights, in May 2011 Artika was selected by the United States Department of State under its International Leadership Program to attend training for Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in the United States. Artika gained knowledge of IP related issues faced today and new ways of protection of IP rights of owners which has assisted her in advising clients to obtained commercial advantages and protections through their IP.

Who We Are:

We are an established law firm that provides a full range of commercial and litigation legal services to clients who are doing (or would like to do) successful business in Fiji or the region.

Fiji presents unique and exciting opportunities for investors, commercial entities, donor bodies and individuals.

The secret to our firm’s success is identifying, employing and encouraging the right people to bind together to make a diverse and dynamic team with the relevant skill sets to provide the international standard services that our clients expect. For more information on our individual team members you can meet Our Lawyers by clicking on their profiles above.

As a firm we are committed to providing an excellent and professionally rewarding work environment that expressly aims to develop all our employees and provide them with every opportunity to develop in their chosen career. We have a modern approach to human resources that draws on proven development and leadership principles. To learn more about our firm’s HR policy, ethos and principles you can view our Office Policy Manual.

Efficiency And Transparency In Our Charging Rates

We have a modern approach to legal services which puts our clients’ needs and cost and efficiency at the forefront of what we do.

We have always invested in a full time legal librarian that ensures our database of Fiji laws and regional laws are updated.

We have an open door policy to any new or existing client to discuss any issue without charge. If you choose to instruct us we can agree the outcomes that you want to achieve and the cost before we commence work.