The cooperation project on intellectual property in Ukraine, financed by the European Commission and managed by FIIAPP, has come to a successful conclusion. Nine draft laws were written to adapt Ukrainian legislation to European standards.
FIIAPP organised the closing event for the European Commission-financed project ‘Strengthening the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Ukraine‘.
For more than two years, the project has brought experts on intellectual property rights from Spain, Denmark, Hungary, United Kingdom, Greece, Italy and Romania together with their Ukrainian counterparts for activities in line with the judicial reform recently adopted in the country and to work on the creation of a specialised intellectual property court.
In recent years, the institutional reform of the country’s intellectual property sector has focussed on issues such as piracy. Within the framework of the project, nine draft laws were written to adapt Ukraine’s legislation to European standards and to combat these problems. Five of these are currently pending ratification by the Ukrainian government.
These legislative changes will help Ukraine promote the country’s culture through effective protection of copyrights, with the aim of attracting foreign investment and creating a reliable market that protects invention and creativity.
Moreover, the project provided training to judges, Ukrainian customs officials, and industrial property inspectors, the parties responsible for reviewing applications for patents, trademarks, industrial designs and utility models, also developing recommendations for improving enforcement of intellectual property rights in the country.
At the closing event, the handbook ‘European Court of Justice Case Law on Industrial and Intellectual Property Rights’ was presented.
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