Papula-Nevinpat in WIPR: IP rights in Ukraine, survival in difficult circumstances and sparks of hope


Due to the Russian invasion, Ukraine is facing significant challenges; however, IP rights have remained intact amidst these difficulties. As the country undergoes reconstruction, IP rights play a crucial role in this essential endeavor. Despite exceptional circumstances, business slowdowns, power cuts, and air attacks, the Ukrainian Patent Office has remained operational throughout the war. Surprisingly, the protection, registration, maintenance, and enforcement of IP rights continue almost normally. This underscores the importance of safeguarding IP rights even in challenging times.

Read the article in the latest issue of the World Intellectual Property Review (issue 1/2024) written by European Trademark Attorney Riikka Palmos.