IPR Working Group Meeting with Participation of Olena Minitch, Director of Department of Innovations and Intellectual Property

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Agenda of the meeting included discussion of the following items:

-  Concept of IPR Reform suggested by MEDT;

-  Draft Law #4461 “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Copyright and Related Rights” regarding Activity of Collective Management Organizations”;

-  Draft Law #4614 “On Amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine regarding Protection of IPR during Transit of Goods through the Customs Border of Ukraine”;

-  Draft Law #4579 “On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Acquisition, Control and Protection of Copyright and Related Rights”;

-  Draft Law #4571 “On Amendments to Article 5 of the Law of Ukraine “On Distribution of Audiovisual Works, Phonograms, Computer Programs and Databases" aimed to overcome piracy and improve investment climate.

In addition, situation with the following Draft Laws has been discussed:

     -  Draft Law #3081-1 "On State Support of Cinematography in Ukraine";

     -  Draft Law #4629 “On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Protection of Copyright and Related Rights”.