Panel Discussion "Protecting IP through Promoting Innovations & Developing Creative Industries"


The main purpose of the event was to address the question “How can Ukraine promote innovations and develop creative industries by protecting IP?”.


  • Andy Hunder, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
  • Oleksandr Spivakovskiy, First Deputy Head of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Science and Education
  • Valeriy Zhaldak, Director of the IP Department, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
  • Ignat Berezhnyi, Director of Ukrainian Music Association
  • Sergiy Netetsky, Deputy Director of Anti-Piracy Association of Ukraine
  • Olena Zhylinkova, Expert on IP Law, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (via Skype)


Moderator: JP Schutte, Counselor for Economic Affairs, U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.

Marie Yovanovitch, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine delivered opening remarks. Representatives of collective management organizations and diplomatic missions also joined the event.