INDUSTRIES

Light industry

Light industry in Ukraine composes numbers up to 10 thousand enterprises and is one of the most important spheres of non-foods production (clothes, footwear, textile products, leather goods, etc.). Nowadays there are new brands, which products become world-famous because of their quality, exclusivity and originality. In order to protect the rights for your brand (new or already existing one) and to avoid the appearance of cheap counterfeits, you need to pay special attention and comprehensive approach to protection of intellectual property rights. In ...

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Alcoholic and Tobacco Industry

Alcoholic and tobacco market is highly competitive in Ukraine. Due to the legislative restrictions on advertising and conditions for the sale of alcohol and tobacco products, manufacturers often try to profit from the other brand, instead of developing their own one. Such abuse of others’ reputation occurs through the wrongful use of foreign trademarks, the appearance of packaging, or by specifying misleading information on packaging. That why it is important to ensure proper protection of IP rights in these industries and enhance the popularity ...

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Retail

Retail is a widespread business in Ukraine, which faces a number of issues related to the protection of intellectual property rights. As any market player, retailers should take care of protecting their own commercial name, registering the name as a trademark. Moreover, there is a tendency for supermarkets to produce their own line of products under their own brand (the so-called Private Lable). It is important to pursue the correct approach to the registration process of such a Private Lable in order to avoid third parties rights infringement. Nowadays ...

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Food Industry

Food industry is one of the leading areas in Ukraine. Around 15% of the total annual industrial production of the Ukraine is from the food sector. Food production is a key part of Ukrainian export policy. The food industry exports products such as cheese, dairy, sweets, etc.  to Europe. Due to the fact that Ukraine actively produces food products and is in the list of leading food exporting countries, the issues of IP rights protection require special attention. The food industry sector is made up of a very wide range of operations, from multi-national ...

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Automotive

Automotive has always been one of the most powerful business sectors in the world. Ukrainian automotive industry has its own peculiarities, specific legal framework, direct manufacturers as well as a large number of importers and distributors. IP rights protection is very important part in  the field of automobile business. For example, if you are a manufacturer and want to prevent third-party rights infringement, potential claims or litigation, you need to check patented industrial designs/utility models/inventions, registered trademarks of other ...

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