KYIV - February 22, 2021. The Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) on Intellectual Property together with associations of IP specialists, lawyers, business associations addressed the General Director of the Ukrainian Institute of Intellectual Property Andriy Kudin. The community demands an urgent meeting to discuss the functioning of the IP rights legal protection system.
The corresponding request, according to experts, is caused by the need for a coordinated, consolidated position of Ukrpatent for all market participants after receiving extended powers in the regulation of the industry.
Last year Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed laws that significantly reform the IP sector. Eventually, the National Intellectual Property Authority was established. By order of the Cabinet of Ministers, its functions were assigned to the State Enterprise "Ukrainian Institute of Intellectual Property", headed by Andriy Kudin.
In their letter, the experts stressed that the implementation of legislative innovations will have a significant impact on the activities of authors, inventors, business, academia, patent attorneys and lawyers who represent their interests.
“Our professional public associations receive numerous inquiries about the peculiarities of the application of certain provisions of special laws…, the beginning of the functioning of Ukrpatent bodies and issues concerning the functioning of the IP legal protection system,” the letter reads.
The experts also noted their readiness to join the organization of the meeting: offline or online
The full text of the joint letter is available by the link.