Customs IP Questions in Ukraine: Latest Changes to Legislation.

Last fall the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine aimed at strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights at customs. At the end of June 2020 two Decrees of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine necessary for the implementation of these amendments came into force.

The decisions taken should bring closer the customs legislation of Ukraine in the field of intellectual property rights protection to the EU standards, as well as clean the domestic market from counterfeit products.

The Law on amendments contains new concepts and definitions, it changed some approaches and procedures. In fact, the updated Code permitted parallel import.

Victoria Sopilnyak and Olga Sopilnyak gave an in-depth analysis of the novels and identified problematic issues for right holders in their article for Ukrainian Law Firms 2020 edition: http://ukrainianlawfirms.com/reviews/customs/

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