International Forum on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy held in Kyiv

The Ukraine Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (UAACP) with support from Pakharenko & Partners IP and Law Firm and the patronage of the Government of Ukraine held an International Forum on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy in Kyiv on April 24, 2015. The event was organized in the name of the ICC Ukraine with the participation of the Ukraine Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine and the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Institute of Intellectual Property”. Many other senior Ukrainian government officials also participated in the event which was attended by more than 200 people. Full programme of the Forum is available here.

The Forum had a very intensive programme consisting of six sessions dedicated to different aspects of anti-counterfeiting activity and allowing all the participants to discuss topical issues and receive answers to urgent questions with regard to the ways of improvement of Ukraine’s strategy and tactics of solving one of the world’s acutest problem which is counterfeiting and piracy, implementation of the reform of IPR enforcement and the system of measures for combating manufacture and dissemination of counterfeit and pirated products, formation of civilized commodity market and favorable investment climate in Ukraine.

At the conclusion of the event the participants summed up the discussions and approved a Resolution which called upon all present to work together in a new national initiative.

More information about the Forum is available on the websites of UAACP, Pakharenko & Partners, ICC Ukraine, State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine, UNIAN information agency, Informational portal, Informational and analytical portal about higher education in Ukraine and abroad ‘Higher Education’, Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine, Yuridicheskaya Praktika Magazine, ‘Beverages, Technologies and Innovations’ magazine, Interfax.

Official Opening

Alexandra Iliopoulou (BASCAP) and Elena D’Angelo (UNICRI)

Alexandra Iliopoulou (BASCAP) and Alla Zharinova (SIPSU)

Friendly chat between sessions

David Saussinan (UNIFAB) and John Anderson (GACG Network)

Full house

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