IP Support, Paralegal


Darja has been working within the IP sector since 2008. She primarily works with patents and designs. Darja enjoys the international aspect of her role, delivering consistent levels of high-quality service for her clients.

Areas of Expertise
  • PCT filings including EP, DE and GB regional/national phase entry; EP, DE and GB direct filings
  • EP, DE and GB patent prosecution and subsequent grant procedure
  • Opposition and appeal filings at the EPO
  • Utility model filings in DE
  • Recording transfer of rights in DE
  • EUIPO design filings


Darja works with multinational chemical companies, many of which have their headquarters in Japan.


Born in Kazakhstan, Darja relocated to Germany after finishing university. She is fluent in German, English, and Russian. Darja has a degree in English language teaching (Eurasian National University, Astana), is a certified foreign language correspondent (Fremdspracheninstitut München), and holds an introductory certificate in patent administration (CIPA).

Darja joined Mewburn Ellis in 2021.