We are collaborating with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MoEDT) to implement reforms to the state management of intellectual property (IP) rights.
The main aim of the project is to enhance Ukraine’s performance in managing IP and to develop a suitable legal framework, specifying the functions of the National Office for Intellectual Property (IP Office) as well as developing a detailed organizational structure for the IP Office.
The project is being implementing by PMCG, as part of a consortium led by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP UK (PwC), under a UK Government Good Governance Fund (GGF) project.
More specifically, PMCG will: facilitate discussions regarding a draft law outlining the structure and functions of the IP Office; define the functions and procedures of the Board of Appeals within the IP Office in accordance with the best practices in EU; develop profiles and job descriptions of key positions for each department within the IP Office; and prepare a detailed organizational structure implementation road map.
Moreover, we will also define key roles, responsibilities and levels of authority within the newly-established organizational structure, which will encompass identifying management levels and roles, segregating duties and responsibilities between different management levels, and identifying both horizontal and vertical communication mechanisms.
Ultimately, the MoEDT will be able to establish a simpler and quicker process for the registration of IP rights in the IP Office and will enhance the protection of IP rights in Ukraine.