Ukraine and WIPO Sign Cooperation Program for 2010-2012

Jul 21 2010 - 12:53

On June 30, 2010 in Kyiv, the Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Volodymyr Semynozhenko and Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Francis Gurry signed a cooperation agreement identifying new areas for collaboration in the 2010-2012 period.

The cooperation program aims to improve the Ukrainian intellectual property protection system. WIPO experts are planning to hold various seminars aimed at harmonizing Ukrainian and international legislation and training Ukrainian law enforcement authorities, particularly judges, in the area of IPR protection.

Semynozhenko noted that Ukraine’s cooperation with the WIPO is ongoing for eight years now, during which time Ukraine improved its system of IPR protection. He noted that Ukraine is currently ranked 108th in the world in terms of the IP protection and expressed hopes that the fulfillment of the program’s measures will result in a higher ranking.

For more information, please contact Jelena Jankovic at our Balkan Regional Office.

Source: Ukrainian radio’s website, WIPO

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