Ukraine expands IP rights protection regulation


On 20 March 2023, the Parliament of Ukraine has adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Strengthening the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights” (“Law”), which expands IP rights protection in the country.

Specifically, the Law introduces changes to several legislative acts, including the Civil Code of Ukraine, the Civil Procedure Code of Ukraine, the Commercial Procedure Code of Ukraine and others in a bid to align Ukraine's IP rights protection regulations with EU standards. The key changes that the Law introduces include the following:

  • amendments to regulations regarding damage compensation caused by IP rights infringement (introducing one-off reimbursement as an alternative financial remedy to damages, particularly in cases of innocent infringement);
  • amendments to the scope of remedies available to IP rights owners;
  • additional means of the protection of IP rights;
  • additional procedural means for collecting evidence in cases related to IP rights infringements.

This Law awaits the signature of the President of Ukraine and will come into force upon its official publication.

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