Region: Ukraine

Wine producer fined for using misleading labels and deceptive packaging to indicate products’ alleged Italian origin

The Ukrainian Supreme Court has upheld decisions of the Anti-monopoly Committee imposing a total of €34,500 in fines on local wine producer NVP Niva TOV.

08 December 2021

Google sues real estate developer over NEST® trademark

Google is asking the Kyiv City Commercial Court to partially cancel the national trademark registration for NEST, owned by a real estate company.

16 August 2021

‘.ua’-DRP becomes applicable to new domain zones

The ‘.ua’ Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy is now applicable to several Ukrainian district-specific third-level domain zones - including ‘.kyiv.ua’ and ‘.kiev.ua’, the most popular Ukrainian regional domain zones.

07 May 2021

Ukrainian drug manufacturer fined for unfair competition

The Anti-monopoly Committee has imposed a fine of €295,000 on Ukrainian pharmaceutical company Zdorovye LLC for using a packaging design that was confusingly similar to that of Ukrainian competitor Darnitsa Pharmaceutical.

05 February 2021

Beverage manufacturer fined for using confusingly similar packaging

Beverage manufacturer Dnipro Alcohol has been fined for violating Ukrainian competition protection legislation in a dispute with rival Strongdrink.

06 January 2021

New IP office in Ukraine - key points and concerns

A two-level system of IP protection has recently been established in Ukraine, consisting of the Ministry of Economy as the primary supervisory authority and the newly-created National Intellectual Property Authority.

09 December 2020

Ukraine amends its industrial design law: key points highlighted

Amendments to the Ukrainian industrial design law have entered into force, bringing about several significant changes - including the introduction of a new requirement for registrability and the possibility to include up to 100 designs in the same application.

28 September 2020

Ukraine amends its trademark law – key changes highlighted

Amendments to the Ukrainian trademark law entered into force on 16 August 2020, bringing about several important changes. Here is what you need to know.

18 September 2020

Ukraine adopts by-laws implementing Customs Code amendments

In order to implement the recent amendments to the Customs Code related to customs enforcement of IP rights, the Ministry of Finance adopted two orders which entered into force on 30 June 2020. This update reviews the key points that IP rights owners should be aware of.

24 August 2020

Massive anti-counterfeiting operation in China; Ukraine fake pharma crackdown; Coronavirus band trademark – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at how American consumers are changing their brand preferences during covid-19, a bid for the Brooks Brothers brand, the Beijing IP Court invalidating a 3D trademark, and much more.

28 July 2020

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