In Ukraine there will be a national authority in intellectual property

В Украине появится национальный орган интеллектуальной собственности

The adoption of the law will allow to implement effective and qualitative model of the state system of legal protection of intellectual property.

The Verkhovna Rada adopted the law which provides for the creation in Ukraine of the national authority of intellectual property.

As the correspondent of UNIAN, for acceptance of second reading and in General bill No. 2255 “On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine regarding the establishment of the national authority of intellectual property” 245 deputies voted at a necessary minimum in 226 votes.

According to the explanatory Memorandum to the bill provides for the establishment of the National authority of intellectual property of Ukraine (NOIS) as a legal entity of public law (state organization) related to the management of the Ministry of economic development, trade and agriculture (Ministry of Economics).

“The economy Ministry will formulate and implement the state policy in the sphere of intellectual property, and NOIS will perform certain public functions (powers) to implement the state policy (issuance of protective documents (patents, certificates) for objects of intellectual property)”, – the document says.

It is noted that the approach to introduce a two-tier structure of the state system of legal protection of intellectual property developed taking into consideration the advanced experience of foreign countries (in particular Germany, Japan, Poland, Estonia, Georgia, Denmark, Singapore, Finland, South Korea, France).

“The functions of the NOIS will perform a public organization which will be established on the basis of the state enterprise “Ukrainian Institute of intellectual property” (the school examination) and will treat the sphere of management of economy”, – the document says.

It is also noted that the transparency of the activities of NOIS will be provided by the external audit (financial and management), the publication of the estimates of Finance, aimed at ensuring the development and functioning of the state system of legal protection of intellectual ownership and direction of their use.

“Conducting electronic public procurement by the state system of legal protection of intellectual property; elimination of conditions for corruption risks in result of minimizing the subjective factor in decision-making (widespread introduction of automation of processes of registration of transactions in real time); decision-making as a result of extensive social dialogue and taking into account public opinion, conducting public and professional monitoring of the activities of the specified body”, – the document says.

It is noted that the bill will allow to implement effective and qualitative model of the state system of legal protection of intellectual property.

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