06 MAY 2016

II Ukrainian Agrarian Forum of Ukrainian Advocates' Association took place

On April 22, Agrarian Forum dedicated to legal issues was held in Kyiv with the support of Ukrainian Advocates' Association (UAA). The Forum consolidated the representatives of Ukrainian law firms, organizations and public authorities for discussing of the hot topics for agricultural business in Ukraine.

IPStyle Director Mariya Ortynska spoke on 'Peculiarities of protection of IP rights of agro producers. What changes should be expected due to signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement?'

Mariya told about protection of rights to trademarks in agricultural sphere, patenting and the advantages it provides, and why the protection of Intellectual Property while entering the agricultural markets is so important. The amendments related to Association Agreement signing turned out to be the most discussed subject.

“The amendments concern almost every IP object including trademarks, geographical indications, industrial designs, - Mariya pointed. - Thus, according to the Agreement the term of validation for industrial design patents will be extended to 25 years, and the mechanisms of protection of industrial designs unregistered will be implemented”.