On April 19 and 20 2017, the ІІ International Forum on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy titled “Counterfeiting and Piracy are threats to national security and economy” will be held at Ramada Encore Kyiv hotel (Kyiv, 103, Stolychne Shose) at the initiative of the Ukraine Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (UAACP) and with the support of the Government of Ukraine. The co-organizers of the event are the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the Yuridicheskaya Praktika magazine.
The Forum aims at advancement of the Ukraine’s strategy and tactics of solving one of the most acute problems in the modern world which is combating counterfeiting and piracy, implementation of IP protection reform, developing the system of anti-counterfeiting measures, shaping the civilized legal market for Ukrainian products and contributing to the country’s favorable investment climate.
Production and sale of counterfeit goods is a global problem with a multibillion turnover and having serious economic, social and environmental consequences for the countries and consumers. It is very a profitable business, which exists owing to the permanently high consumer demand for cheap products and the low cost of production and distribution of fakes while the infringers are not deterred by severe punishment for this type of crime. Counterfeits cause financial losses and damage reputation of brands for the right holders, while at a state level the counterfeits inflict economic damages in general, in particular by depriving the budget of billions of hryvnias of potential tax revenues annually, reducing the country’s direct investments due to the loss of investment attractiveness, attributing to growing corruption and crime, causing the lack of a fair competition in the market, cutting jobs and being harmful for the environment. Every citizen of every country should bear in mind that when buying a counterfeit he/she supports crime and puts his/her personal health and safety at risk.
This year it is planned to bring together around 400 attendees, among which there shall be the representatives of state authorities (including some of the country’s top officials), national and foreign manufacturers of quality products, managers of some of the world’s largest brand owning companies, leading Ukrainian and international experts in the field of IPR protection.
The Forum agenda shall cover the following issues:
- world trends in anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy;
- involvement of transnational organized crime in manufacturing and distribution of counterfeits;
- criminal assets seizure;
- identification and interdiction of counterfeit and pirated products at the customs;
- public-private cooperation in fighting counterfeiting;
- combating counterfeiting and piracy on the Internet;
- building respect for IP;
- raising consumer awareness and social responsibility;
- evaluating the scope and scale of counterfeiting and piracy;
- creating a system of sanctions providing for liable persons receiving penalties proportionate to the damages caused;
- combating counterfeit pharmaceuticals, crop protection products and plant varieties (seeds and plants).
Please visit the Forum web page to find the guidelines on how to register and participate in the event, as well as to get more information about the speakers and participants.
We would also like to remind you that the І International Forum on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy was held in April 2015. For more details about the event please visit« Back to news