Intellectual Property in Ukraine

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The State Department of Intellectual Property. Since 1993, Ukraine has promulgated 5 laws relating to intellectual property rights in order to protect inventions, industrial designs, trademarks, industrial equipment and author's copyright against any fraud. Software and video recordings can obtain exclusive rights in conformity with articles 18 and 19 of the law protecting intellectual property rights in Ukraine. There is not yet any law against transgressions or counterfeiting on trademarks. According to the Ukrainian Patent Office, there are no statistics relating to the piracy of books, video recordings or computer software, although duplicate copies of videos, cassettes or CDs are largely and easily available in the stores and in the streets of big urban conglomerations.
Ukraine is legally committed to protecting intellectual property, but the enforcement of this protection is inadequate. Ukraine is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization. The country is also a member of the Paris Convention (industrial property) and the Universal Convention for authors' copyright. In 1995, Ukraine adhered to the Berne Convention. Ukraine is also a member of the International Convention for authors' copyright, and of the Madrid Agreement (registration of trademarks) and the Patent Co-operation Treaty.
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Law n° 3689-XII of 15 December 1993 on the protection of trademark rights for goods and services
Trademark Law Treaty
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Ukrainian copyright agency Berne convention
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
Ukrainian industrial property institute  

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