The roundtable discussion “Ukraine is the intellectual pirate №1 in the world. Causes and consequences” took place on June 17, 2013 in Kyiv. Gorshenin Institute became the organizer of the roundtable discussion. Among the speakers there were: Dmitriy Shimkiv is the director general of “Microsoft Ukraine”, Nikolay Covinia is the chairman of the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine, Andrey Kolodyuk is the managing partner of AVentures Capital, author and founder of Divan.tv, Aleksandr Ohrimenko is the president of the Ukrainian Analytical Center, Yuriy Omelchenko is the head of the Manufacturers Association of Software BSA Committee, Aleksandr Mamunia is the attorney, patent attorney, VASIL KISIL & PARTNERS partner. Also Dmytro Gadomsky is an attorney, partner of IT and media right of Juscutum Attorneys Association took part in the given event.
During the roundtable discussion there were questions about the causes and consequences of the current situation in Ukraine as a pirate № 1 in the world, what the dangers are for domestic small and medium enterprises concerning cancellation of American support program of economic growth in developing countries with regard to Ukraine, whose interests in Ukraine suffer from information piracy and worth it to wait for the investment flow increase to Ukraine if the government copes with piracy.
Let us remember that in late May the USA initiated inquiry regarding to compliance in Ukraine of the intellectual property rights in conjunction with the recognition of the country as a pirate №1 in the world. The results of the inquiry should be ready in six months – until November 30.
Attorneys Association Juscutum specializes in intellectual property protection. “It should be noted that Ukraine is moving towards the establishment of the intellectual property objects legal market and civilized handling with them, the improvement of the legal framework itself will speed up this process,” said Dmytro Gadomsky is an attorney, partner of IT and media right of Juscutum Attorneys Association .
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