The INTA Annual Meeting # INTA2022 in Washington – the first full-scale offline INTA conference since the beginning of the pandemic -closed yesterday. Meanwhile, it was overshadowed by the war in Ukraine. Ukrainian patent attorneys took an opportunity to arrange a small but powerful delegation to represent Ukraine at this conference.

The National Association of Patent Attorneys of Ukraine, composed of 12 patent attorneys of Ukraine, including Victoria Ostapchuk, represented the exhibit booth of Ukraine #UAatINTA.

The main objective of the delegates was to tell the conference participants about Ukraine, its capacity and potential, about russia’s outrageous invasion, about courage and steadfastness of Ukrainians, options to support Ukrainian IP specialists during wartime, and of course intellectual property.

In addition, during the conference, the Ukrainian delegation met INTA President Mr. Zeeger Vink and INTA CEO Mr. Etienne Sanz de Acedo. The meeting resulted in an agreement on specific actions of INTA aimed to support Ukraine and Ukrainian IT specialists, including increasing the capacity of our country in the international IP arena, establishing Ukraine as an IP hub in Eastern Europe, and providing Ukrainian specialists with employment and working options.

Dear colleagues, we do encourage all of you to join the program of support to the Ukrainian IP community #INTAsupportsUkraine

You can see how you can help the Ukrainian IP community, including a QR code for donations on the yellow banner. Every kind of support matters!