Policy Win: The Parliament Adopted Proposals of the President to the Law "On State Support of Cinematography in Ukraine"

The Chamber welcomes adoption of Proposals of the President of Ukraine to the Law "On State Support of Cinematography in Ukraine" (#3081-d) as Chamber experts were engaged in this process and shaping Chamber’s position thereto since the initial stage of its consideration.

Among the key provisions aimed at strengthening IPR protection in Ukraine are improvement of notice & take down procedures, legal incentives to cooperate with rights holders and law enforcement agencies, availability of criminal remedies against online piracy, etc.

As the necessity of legislative improvement in this sphere was continuously mentioned in Special 301 Report on Copyright Protection and Enforcement developed by USTR, it might be considered as one of the first positive changes in Ukrainian IPR agenda. The Chamber is grateful to the Members of Parliament, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, and other stakeholders and opinion leaders engaged in driving this issue.