Reducing War Impact on Ukraine IP

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The Ukrainian delegation met with the WIPO Committee to discuss the impact of the war on intellectual property.

The 32nd session of the WIPO Committee

During the 32nd session of the WIPO Committee in Geneva, the delegation met with Mr. Daren Tang, WIPO's Director General, and Mr. Habip Asan, Director of the Division for Transition and Developed Countries, to explore options for mitigating the war's impact on intellectual property.

Special attention was given to the development of the National Intellectual Property Strategy until 2030. Bogdan Paduchak, the First Deputy Director of the Ukrainian Intellectual Property Office, informed that the goal is to complete all necessary procedures for its development this year and submit it for approval to the Cabinet of Ministers:

“We also would like to appreciate your support for developing the National IP Strategy, launched with a strong group of international and national experts. We know this is a very ambitious plan, but we aim to complete all the necessary procedures for its development this year and submit it to our Cabinet of Ministers for approval. Our main focus is to mitigate the war's negative impacts and adapt to the new emerging technologies. That’s why we appreciate the high level of involvement of WIPO and its relevant departments in developing this Strategy”.


Results of the discussion

During the series of meetings at WIPO, it was agreed to develop and continue implementing several important initiatives, including:

  • Implementation of WIPO ALERT in Ukraine
  • Access preferences for Ukrainian institutions within the framework of WIPO's public-private partnership programs ASPI and ARDI
  • The "Intellectual Property Management in Technoparks" project
  • Protection of genetic resources and knowledge related to genetic resources
  • Education and awareness-raising within the National Intellectual Property Training Institution (IP Academy)
  • Adoption of best practices on alternative dispute resolution methods, mediation services, and cooperation with the Mediation Center at the Intellectual Property Office
  • Further development of the TISC network and cooperation with the National IP & Innovations Hub
  • Cooperation with the WIPO Judicial Institute, particularly within the WIPO-Lex database
  • The CEBS (Central European and Baltic States) project focuses on needs assessment, networking, and capacity building of trademark and patent experts
  • CEBS WEP project for local communities in the field of traditional textiles
  • Technical and expert assistance
  • Building skills in the field of intellectual property and increasing legal culture

  • Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine Vitaliy Kindrativ emphasised during the meeting that the cooperation between WIPO and Ukraine demonstrates unequivocal support for Ukraine and its innovation ecosystem. The Ukrainian delegation thanked the WIPO delegation for supporting intellectual property initiatives and invited Mr. Daren Tang, Director General of WIPO, to visit Ukraine and the national intellectual property office to witness the progress made despite the challenges of war.