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Peculiarities of a utility model patent invalidation in Ukraine
Law Publications
05-December-2012 Original language
eng
Peculiarities of a utility model patent invalidation in Ukraine
Mariya Ortynska, patent attorney, Patent Law Company IPStyle Alina Gladun, assistant, Patent Law Company IPStyle A Utility model means a result of intellectual activity of a human being in any field of technology. A product, process, or a new use of a known product or process can be patented as utility model. For example, such articles as pumps, seals, pharmaceutical compositions, methods of treatment of diseases and ways informing consumers may be patented as utility models. The number of util...
The impact of the beneficial ownership test is becoming clear
Law Publications
04-December-2012 Original language
eng
The impact of the beneficial ownership test is becoming clear
Jos Hellebrekers , partner in Otterspeer, Haasnoot & Partners, Rotterdam, the Netherlands Svetlana Klakar Introduction Ever since Ukraine introduced the term beneficial ownership test into the Tax Code (TC) in 2011, this has been an important issue for the Tax Administration and tax practitioners, and by now a number of Court cases have been published. Chapter 1 of this article describes the historic background of the beneficial ownership test, and the challenges that the Ukrainian Courts w...
Law firm processes standardization
Legal Business
19-Novermber-2012
Law firm processes standardization
Oleksiy Bezhevets, Attorney, Partner with Legal Alliance Company Every business, including legal business at some stage of its development is trying to structure their business processes. This includes planning and control, operations, contacts, documents control arrangements, introduction of rules and standards. Another regulation stage can lead to consideration of the possibility and feasibility of standardization according to the ISO standards. It is not one or two Ukrainian law firms have c...
Peculiarities of agricultural insurance legal regulation with state support
Law Publications
09-October-2012 Original language
eng
Peculiarities of agricultural insurance legal regulation with state support
Oleksii Kominarets, Associate, ILF Integrites The article was published in UJBL 7-8, 2012 The specificity of agricultural production as a form of economic activity in agrarian business, its seasonality, dependence on climatic and natural conditions, increased risk of agricultural production loss stipulate the development and implementation of effective mechanisms of agricultural production manufacture risks' insurance.
IT services for non-residents: tax implications
Law Publications
07-September-2012 Original language
eng
IT services for non-residents: tax implications
Dmytro B. Ivanusa, Counsel Orest V.Matviychuk, Associate The overall modernization of Ukraines economy is highly dependent on development and state support for innovations, including, in particular, in the sector of the information and communications technologies (IT). The IT industry has become one of the most robust industries in the world and currently is the biggest part of the global economy in terms of aggregate turnover. Ukraine is committed to developing a so-called "information societ...
Patentability of Business Methods in Ukraine
Law Publications
05-September-2012 Original language
eng
Patentability of Business Methods in Ukraine
Mariya Ortynska, patent attorney, Patent Law Company IPStyle In different countries patentability of business methods has always been the subject of controversy. Ukraine is not exception of this rule. Patenting business methods offers huge advantages and exert growing influence on everything. That's why many Ukrainian and foreign applicants try to file patent applications concerning business methods. In Ukraine most of these applications are denied by Ukrainian Patent Office. Let's look at the ...
NBU Simplifies Registration of Cross-Border Loans
Law Publications
01-September-2012 Original language
eng
NBU Simplifies Registration of Cross-Border Loans
Ihor Olekhov, Partner, Baker & McKenzie Starting from 10 November 2012, Ukrainian borrowers (with the exception of commercial banks) will be able to use a simplified procedure for registration of cross-border loans with foreign lenders. This follows from Resolution No. 246 of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (the "NBU") dated 15 June 2012, which amends existing NBU Resolution No. 270 dated 17 July 2004 "On Cross-Border Foreign Currency Lending to and by Ukrainian Residents". The ma...
Amendments to the regulation on clinical trials conducting in Ukraine
Law Publications
13-August-2012 Original language
eng
Amendments to the regulation on clinical trials conducting in Ukraine
Oleksiy Bezhevets, Partner with Legal Alliance Company New wording of the Order #523 On Amendments to the Ministry of Health Order #690 dated September 23rd, 2009, which amends the regulation on clinical trials conducting in Ukraine, came into force on August 6th, 2012. Among the main novelties in clinical trials are the following: Transfer of ethics approval/supervision functions from the Central Ethics Committee to LECs. The updated regulation prohibits conducting clinical trials on a site ...
High Court Rules to Permit Lending and Suretyships by Legal Entities and Individuals
Law Publications
13-August-2012 Original language
eng
High Court Rules to Permit Lending and Suretyships by Legal Entities and Individuals
Ihor Olekhov, Partner, Baker & McKenzie On 18 July 2012 the Supreme Court of Ukraine issued a ruling ("Ruling") confirming that legal entities (other than financial institutions) and individuals (other than private entrepreneurs) (together, the "Non-Financial Persons") are capable of granting interest loans and suretyships (the "Quasi-Financial Activities"). The Ruling is a powerful signal to Ukrainian courts to follow the same logic in similar cases. The core of the problem was to determin...
Licensing of import of drugs has been introduced
Law Publications
07-August-2012 Original language
eng
Licensing of import of drugs has been introduced
Karina Babanly, Associate, Legal Alliance Company On July 04, 2012 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law On amending certain laws of Ukraine (as regards licensing of import of drugs and definition of the term active pharmaceutical ingredient) which made amendments to the Law of Ukraine On licensing of certain kinds of economic activity and supplemented it with the provision that the activity on import of drugs in Ukraine is also subject to licensing as well as other kinds of activi...
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