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  • Impressed by the heroism of Ukrainians: delegation of EUIPO and European IP Offices visited Bucha and Irpin (video)
    25 October 2023 No Comments Alex

    Impressed by the heroism of Ukrainians: delegation of EUIPO and European IP Offices visited Bucha and Irpin (video)


    The delegation of EUIPO and European IP offices visited Kyiv region. In particular, they visited Bucha and Irpin and beholded the consequences of war crimes committed by russian troops during the occupation of the cities.


    It was an emotional and challenging trip, but it shows that Ukraine has hope for victory and strong development after the war is over.





    “Intellectual property can be very- very useful. It will help businesses to operate, create jobs and grow. It will provide the opportunity for future generations of Ukrainians to prosper,” said João Negrao, EUIPO Executive Director.


    “Despite of the war, we need to start rebuilding Ukraine now and create mechanisms for its further development,” noted Olena Orliuk, Director of the UANIPIO.


    The European delegation included, in particular:

    • Executive Director, EUIPO João Negrão
    • Director, Institutional and Cooperation Department (ICD) EUIPO Sandris Laganovskis
    • Director General, Estonian Patent Office Margus Viher
    • Director, Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia Agris Batalauskis
    • Director, State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania Irina Urbonė
    • President, Patent Office of the Republic of Poland Edyta Demby-Siwek
    • Director General of the State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova Eugeniu Rusu


    Photo: Yury Bielakh



    Read more:


    Ukraine joined EU’s regional program to support intellectual property


    Heads of IP offices in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Moldova on initiatives to support Ukrainian IP sphere


    João Negrão, EUIPO’s Executive Director: Active support of Ukraine is our priority


    Remi Duflot, Deputy Head of EU Delegation to Ukraine: Progress in IP sphere brings cooperation between Ukraine and European Union to a new level


    Vitalii Kindrativ, Deputy Minister of Economy: Intellectual property is integral component of innovative recovery of Ukraine


    Head of the IP Office Olena Orliuk: Ukraine shall provide the level of IP services corresponding to best European practices


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