Yearly Archives: 2018

Advance Partners took part in the Round Table dedicated to Protection of IP rights on the Internet

Oleg Zhukhevych, Managing Partner of Advance Partners IP law firm, took part in a Round Table dedicated to Protection of IP rights on the Internet. The Round Table was launched with close involvement of IP judges of Kiev Commercial Court of Appeal and the Competence Centre that manages Ukrainian segmented Internet address space. Speaking of last tendencies in court practice related to IP infringements on the Internet, Oleg revealed the most problematic issues as to the infringer’s identification, fixation of facts of

Approval of new draft laws on intellectual property protection

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved two draft laws introduced by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine in intellectual property sphere. The first draft regards amendments to Ukrainian patent legislation and prescribes, inter alia, an electronic filing of patent applications and introduction of a post-grant opposition system for challenging the intellectual property rights to invention or utility model. The second draft law is aimed at amending active copyright legislation, for instance, legalization of digital licenses and introduction

Science funding in Ukraine increased by over 30%

Science funding in Ukraine has been increased this year by more than 30% up to UAH 6.1 billion. “Science funding in Ukraine has been increased this year by more than 30%: from UAH 4.7 billion in 2017 up to UAH 6.1 billion in 2018. The funding of the National Academy of Sciences has grown significantly, by more than 38%, while the university science funding has been increased by only 12.3%,” the press service of the Education and Science Ministry of Ukraine

FT recognizes Ukraine as world No. 1 in improving business climate

The Financial Times has recognized Ukraine as the world’s No. 1 country in terms of improving its business climate since 2010. Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman reported this on his Facebook page. “There’s good news! The Financial Times has recognized Ukraine as the first country in the world to improve its business climate. Our state has the best figures of the pace of development,” Groysman wrote. Ukraine is the largest gainer since 2010 in the World Bank ease of doing business rating, with