In December 2020, it was sixteen years since the establishment of the Research Center for Forensic Examination on issues of Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.
On the occasion of the 16th anniversary of the Center (2004-2020) and in order to study and develop the scientific heritage of the famous scientist, the first director of the Center Petro Krainev (1952-2014) the IV International Scientific and Practical Conference "Problems of theory and practice of forensic examination on issues of intellectual property" ("Krainevski readings") was held.
The following questions came up for discussion:
- theory, history and methodology of forensic examination on intellectual property issues;
- problems of reforming forensic activity in the field of intellectual property;
- forensic examination and novelization of current legislation in the field of technical creativity (inventions, utility models, industrial designs);
- forensic examination of commercial (brand) names and trademarks;
- economic research and expertise in the field of intellectual property;
- examination of computer programs, databases and telecommunication means (systems);
- ways of development and improvement of science and education in the field of intellectual property protection, etc.
Victoria Sopilnyak devoted her speech to the sensitive topic “Expert vs customer”. In fact, the purpose of engaging an expert as a bearer of special knowledge in cases related to intellectual property rights is to obtain evidences in the case. There is a great need for the application of special knowledge to resolve the case. In turn, experts take into account the "customer" factor in their research.
Anton Koval focused the participants' attention on the current state of trademark rights protection in Ukraine. In particular, he spoke about new and most common types of violations of TM rights and about the legislation, which, unfortunately, cannot prevent new types of violations which occur.