Representing the interests of Wikimedia Ukraine NGO in Court

Vasil Kisil & Partners has successfully represented Wikimedia Ukraine NGO in court in the case regarding recognition of a post as false and refuting it.

Vasil Kisil & Partners’ intellectual property team acted for Wikimedia Ukraine NGO and liaised with the Wikimedia Foundation, the Wikipedia trademark holder.

Attorneys-at-law Ilarion Tomarov and Daria Romashchenko proved in court that the claimant was not entitled to raise claims against some of the statements that did not concern the claimant; that some of the judgments contained in the publication expressed the subjective opinion of Wikimedia Ukraine NGO, which could not be found to be false, with the rest being reliable statements whose evidence is presented, in particular, in the post itself.

The team has managed to convince the court that, to prove that the statements made in the publication are true, due account should be taken of the local rules of, which set out terms and conditions of blocking the users and using the ТМ Wikipedia, and electronic confirmations that the persons referred to in the publication were blocked.


Wikimedia Ukraine NGO


Ilarion Tomarov

Counsel, Attorney-at-Law

Data Privacy,
Intellectual Property,

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