The last year has been significant in protecting intellectual property rights in the international supply of goods. In November 2019 new provisions of the Customs Code of Ukraine on protecting intellectual property rights came into force. It concerns the improvement of the procedure for detecting and stopping customs clearance of counterfeit goods while moving products across the customs border of Ukraine.
New terms and concepts of IP, international practice, a new procedure for maintaining the customs register of IPR, and a new procedure for interaction between business is the exact information, which business needs to know, to avoid delays at customs and protect their trademarks.
Participants had an opportunity to discuss the following questions:
- Trademark – an overview of international practice
- Recent changes in the field of the protection of rights of the intellectual property in foreign economic activity
Maria Koval, Counsel and Head of IP practice, Redcliffe Partners, WIPO domain name disputes Arbitrator. Maria specializes in intellectual property issues, including trademarks, designs, inventions, domain names, copyright, trade secrets and data protection matters. She has a long track record of advising multinational and Ukrainian companies on various IP issues such as possible rights infringements, strategies on IP rights protection, license and franchise agreements. Maria regularly handles litigation on various Intellectual Property issues.
Yulia Pyndus, Consultant on Foreign Economic Activity issues, CPTL. Yulia is a consultant in the field of foreign economic activity with 14 years of practical experience. She is head of the Working Group on Authorized Economic Operator at AmCham Ukraine, speaker at KPMG Insight Academy, Kyiv Logistics School, PLASKE Academy, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine, a lecturer at the Kyiv National Economic University in the field of foreign economic activity.