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    22 March 2024 No Comments Олексенко Олексій

    Ukraine joins WIPO ALERT and introduces a list of web resources that raise IP rights concerns


    The IP office will consider the request and make a conclusion on the presence (or absence) of grounds for including the website in the relevant register.


    This refers to the Order of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine No. 2945 dated February 1, 2024 “On Approval of the Procedure for Formation and Maintenance of the National List of Websites Raising Concerns Regarding the Observance of Intellectual Property Rights”. The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine registered it on March 11, 2024 under No. 357/41702. The Order will come into force on the date of its official publication in the Official Gazette of Ukraine.


    Article 8 of the Law of Ukraine “On Advertising” provides for the maintenance of the national list, subject to amendments to this Law in 2023. The amendments also provide for administrative liability for advertising on websites that will be included in this list.


    After the order comes into force, the IP office will be able to:


    • consider requests from copyright holders and/or related rights holders to include a website in the national list of websites that raise concerns about the observance of intellectual property rights;


    • make conclusions on the presence or absence of grounds for including a website in the national list.


    Thus, Ukraine will join a number of countries that will be contributing to the WIPO ALERT platform to counteract the placement of advertising on pirate websites, for which advertising revenues are an important source of livelihood.


    For reference:


    The WIPO ALERT Database –  a secure online platform administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization where Authorized Participants of WIPO Member States can upload lists with detailed information about websites (as well as mobile applications) that are reasonably suspected of infringing intellectual property rights.


    In other words, the WIPO ALERT database is an international blacklist of websites that have been claimed by content and mobile application rights holders, which can be used in more than 190 countries.


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