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Nataliia Riazanova

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    Nataliia Riazanova

    managing partner, patent attorney, PhD in law

    SION’s managing partner, PhD in law, acting patent attorney of Ukraine (certificate No. 484 dated 02/10/2016). Specializing in intellectual property (IP) protection since 2005.

    A significant part of Natalia’s practice is working with national, foreign, international companies, protecting their interests on the territory of Ukraine and other countries (USA, Czech Republic, RF, Canada, Great Britain). For this he uses the accumulated experience, innovative approaches, progressive solutions.

    At SION, he is the head of IP protection. The following tasks are performed under her leadership:

    • registration of objects of IP rights;
    • IS audit;
    • development of business IP protection strategies;
    • protection at the customs border;
    • commercialization of IP;
    • fight against counterfeiting, counterfeiting, circulation of counterfeit products.

    Trained in the USA, Germany, Great Britain, where she gained experience in the commercialization of intellectual property and the implementation of the results of scientific and technical work in industrial business cycles. He shares the acquired knowledge within the framework of specialized training programs, is a business coach in innovation management.

    Author of the training course “Business and Intellectual Property”. He teaches the legal block of the Entrepreneurship and Law in hi-tech program, organized jointly with Cornell University (USA) and the National Law Academy of Ukraine. Speaker of the annual certificate program of this university called “Lawyer in Agribusiness”.

    Has the following awards in the field of law and business:

    • 9th place in the rating of the most influential women in 2017 WOMAN 500 – category “Big business, big personality” based on research from the European Association for Business Development.
    • WOW Successful awards 2018 – Breakthrough Business Innovation nomination.
    • Grand Prix of the All-Ukrainian competition “Best Ukrainian in the profession 2019” for professional achievements, as well as support for orphans.
    • The title of a leading IP specialist according to the annual directory Ukrainian Law Firms 2020. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, subsection Due diligence of IP rights.
    • Recommended IP lawyer according to The Legal 500 in Ukraine 2021.

    Expert in researching the investment attractiveness of startups. She built a business relationship between SION and the British venture accelerator EX1P, whose activities are aimed at developing advanced projects through training, mentoring, expert support, and investment. Under the leadership of Natalia and according to her methodology, a comprehensive Due Diligence of startups is carried out in order to obtain investments.

    Creator of the innovative online platform for the protection and commercialization of intellectual property EXIP. Interacts with government authorities of Ukraine, participates in the discussion of draft laws in the field of IP, acts as a speaker at conferences and specialized seminars. Author of over 50 publications on IP protection, innovation management.