International Forum on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy to be held in Kyiv

International Forum on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy under the patronage of the Government of Ukraine will be held in Kyiv on 24 April 2015 at Ramada Encore Kyiv hotel (103, Stolychne Shosse, Kyiv). The event is dedicated to the World Intellectual Property Day.

The Forum is organized by the International Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (ICC Ukraine), the Ukraine Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine, the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Institute of Industrial Property”. Media partner of the event is the Yuridicheskaya Praktika magazine (The Legal Practice magazine). To view the preliminary program of the Forum please click here.

The aim of the Forum is searching for ways to improve strategies for combating counterfeiting and piracy, being among prominent problems worldwide, as well as implementation of further reforms in the IPR protection and enforcement systems in Ukraine aimed at the development of civilised market and favourable investment climate within the state.

It is planned to establish a platform for discussion with the involvement of top governmental officials, national and foreign IPR holders, CEOs of multinational corporations and leading international experts in the field of IPR enforcement.

To ensure the best coverage of worldwide experiences in fighting counterfeiting and piracy, the organisers of the Forum have invited representatives of the World customs organization (WCO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the ІСС Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), EUROPOL, the French Union des Fabricants (UNIFAB), the Global Anti-Counterfeit Group (GACG), the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (NIPRCC) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Danish Patent and Trademark Office, the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM), the International Association of Breeders of Vegetatively Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Varieties (CIOPORA), the Ukraine Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (UAACP) and other international and organisations.

Furthermore, officials of the Ukrainian governmental agencies have also been invited, particularly representatives of the Ukraine Ministry of Interior, the State Security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, the State Property Fund of Ukraine, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the State Administration of Ukraine on Medicinal Products, the State Inspection of Ukraine on Consumer Rights Protection, the General Prosecutor Office of Ukraine and the courts.

The Forum will also involve representatives of the business community, particularly national and foreign rights holders, law firms, scientists and other stakeholders.

The speakers will render short 10-minute presentation on the proposed topic related to the relevant session, which will be followed by a joint moderated discussion of the issues raised in the presentations, as well as questions and answers to Forum attendees.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE FORUM please register online at  or send a filled-in registration form to the Organizing Committee by 22 April 2015 and pay registration fee to the account of the Organizing Committee.

For more details about the Forum and participation please visit the websites,,,,,,

Registration fee (in the amount of 300 EUR) covers:
• participation in the Forum;
• receiving the set of information materials;
• coffee breaks, lunch;
• cocktail at the closing of the Forum;
• excursion programme.

Forum programme is available at the websites:,,,,,,

Organizing Committee:
Natalia Stetsenko, Veronika Berezanska
Tel.: +38(044)451-40-34

Olena Shamrina — regarding contract-related issues
Tel.: (044) 451-40-38
Fax: (044) 451-40-48

Information for payment of a registration fee in EUR
Details of payment:
Forum registration fee.
Ukrainian Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy
Account number of EUR:
26009010828151 at PJSC Ukrsotsbank , SWIFT:UKRSUAUX,

Correspondent Bank:
Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Correspondent account EUR: 400886615401

Replacement of a participant is acceptable only in case of providing a prior written notice to the Organizing Committee no later than 22 April 2015.

All Forum participants are offered accommodation at the discounted rate at “Ramada Encore Kiev” hotel. To reserve a room please contact hotel reservation team at, tel. +38(044)205-15-15 and do not forget to include “participation in the International Forum on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy” in your request.

Important note! Only registered Forum participants with name badges will be able to take part in the work of the round tables.

Information for Media representatives.
We invite you to take part in the opening (8:15 — 9:45) and closing (18.00 — 20.00) of the Forum.
Preliminary accreditation and identity authentication are obligatory.
For accreditation purposes please contact Larisa Sevstyanova at +38 (044) 494-06-81, cell. (050) 700-11-99, or

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