On February 7, the Government upon the initiative of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine adopted a decision on the creation of the Intellectual Property Council (IPC), which will coordinate processes on the functioning and development of the legal protection system of intellectual property in Ukraine.
The Council will function as an interim consultative body under the Cabinet of Ministers. The IPC will be headed by Stepan Kubiv, First Vice Prime Minister/ Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.
The main tasks enshrined in the regulations on the work of the Council are the following:
- coordination of the interaction of executive authorities in the field of intellectual property;
- definition of ways and mechanisms for solving problem issues that arise during the formation and implementation of state policy in the field of intellectual property;
- development of proposals in the field of intellectual property, in particular regarding the development of this sphere, ensuring Ukraine's integration into international and European intellectual space taking into account national interests, development and reform of the state system of legal protection of intellectual property, etc.
The council will include 30 people, in particular the leadership of central executive authorities, law enforcement agencies, representatives of legislative and judicial authorities, heads of enterprises and public organizations.