Novelty as an Invention Patentability Criterion

Article of Iryna Ortynska in listing magazine Ukrainian Law Firms 2016. A Handbook for Foreign Clients

The modern economy is driven by technology with thousands of invention patents registered around the world annually. If you want to protect your invention, you need to act quickly and effectively because it might be quite possible that in the same hour a scientist somewhere at the other end of the world invents something similar to ... more info


Policy Dialogue in Ukraine

Report on the event in INTA Bulletin

On 20 October Kiev welcomed the International Trademark Association (INTA) round table dedicated to the Protection of IP Rights and Anti-counterfeiting in the Internet. The event was supported by the State Service of Intellectual Property of ... more info


Trade wars for ‘gray’ import

Recently, more and more Ukrainian holders contribute intellectual property objects to the Customs Register. Main purpose of this application is blocking violation of intellectual property rights while import and export, in other words, identifying and fighting counterfeit. One of the key issues of international trade and intellectual property is parallel or so-called ‘gray’ import. A parallel ... more info


.UA Domain names: Registration peculiarities or what make them so special

It will come as no surprise that .UA zone domains are the most popular in Ukraine. As to statistic data, provided by the administrator of .UA zone ‘Hostmaster,’ to the November, 2015, there were 555,188 domain names in .UA zone, among which the number of the 2nd level domain names is 18,364. (Second-level domain name is the name consisting of the label to the left of the dot, and the ... more info


How to register a Copyright in Ukraine?

Ukraine is a party to: Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works; World Copyright Convention; the International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations (“Rome Convention”); WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty; WIPO Copyright Treaty; Brussels Convention on the distribution of program-carrying ... more info