Ukraine: Legislative changes in 2011


The State Customs Service of Ukraine has approved a new procedure that concerns intellectual property (IP) and counterfeit goods.

New procedure for customs control

Order No. 1527 of December 23, 2010, which came into force on February 14, 2011, enables it to conduct checks that will help rights owners to protect their trademarks, industrial designs and appellations of origin during cargo transit.

The procedure applies to cargo shipments that contain goods that are protected by IP. Cargo shipments, as well as hand luggage, on any mode of transport, must be moved by legal entities and individuals through Ukraine’s customs territory and the goods must be recorded in the customs register of IP rights.

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