NEW COURT PROCEEDINGS IN SPRING 2017

09.03.2017 Comments: 0

Spring of the year of 2017 has already surprised by initiating of new interesting court litigations in the sphere of intellectual property in Ukraine. «ISWATCH» V. «IWATCH» World-wide famous manufacturer of watches – Swiss company SWATCH AG filed an action with the court against company APPLE INC. and the State...
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Eleven

25.10.2016 Comments: 0

On January 1, 2017, a new version of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (hereinafter referred to as the Nice Classification) shall enter into force. This version shall not be the next renewed version of the tenth edition (let me recall...
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FOR FUN PURPOSES: AMENDMENDS TO COPYRIGHT LAW OF UKRAINE

13.10.2016 Comments: 0

On October 5, 2016, the Verkhovna Rada (the Parliament) of Ukraine amended the Law of Ukraine “On Copyright and Related Rights” by adding to the text of the Law some new definitions such as a “caricature”, a “parody”, a “pastiche”, as well as by introducing a new kind of free...
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MARRAKESH TREATY ON “BRAILLE BOOKS” ENTERS INTO FORCE ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

30.09.2016 Comments: 0

It is symbolic that today, on the World Libraries Day, a landmark event occurred – the Marrakesh Treaty on “Braille books” entered into force. Despite the fact that Ukraine has not yet acceded to this Treaty, it is of great importance for the international community. The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate...
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STATE SYMBOLS IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS: FOREIGN EXPERIENCE

17.06.2016 Comments: 0

We have previously described the examples of state symbols use in registered industrial designs in Ukraine. You may find this information in “Our Blog” section. Interestingly, the Patent Office of Ukraine is not the only authority to register such objects. You may find the examples of using flags, emblems, as...
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NATIONAL SYMBOLS AND COOKIES

10.06.2016 Comments: 0

The latest publication of registered industrial designs of Ukraine involves some rather original cookies with a strongly marked coat of arms of Ukraine.                       The legal protection also extends to such alternative versions of the industrial design:      ...
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ICANN BINDS PROVIDERS TO DISCLOSE PERSONAL DATA OF DOMAIN OWNERS

10.02.2016 Comments: 0

Trademark and copyright holders have scored yet another victory over Internet pirates and cybersquatters. Late on the night of January 22, 2016, the GNSO Council of ICANN, the corporation responsible for administration of generic top-level domains, such as сom and net domains, adopted a new policy on disclosure of the...
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