Fight against patent trolls

Among the variety of legislative changes in the field of intellectual property in 2020, there are those aimed to fighting patent trolls.

This widespread phenomenon in Ukraine is based on the misuse of intellectual property rights by unscrupulous patent holders in order to obtain compensation. Its victims are often large companies in various industries, especially high-tech ones.

Anna Chepkova, lawyer of Doubinsky & Osharova, commented for the Ukrainian Lawyer Magazine #3, 2021 on the introduced administrative (without appealing to the court) method of cancellation of registrations - "post grant opposition" (invalidation of rights to inventions, utility models and industrial designs by filing an application with the Appeals Chamber), its efficiency in fighting patent trolling, international experience and the need to develop and implement methods of fighting patent trolls adapted to realities of Ukraine:

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