Ukraine has landed up in the list of countries that violate intellectual property rights and damage the economic interests of the European Union.
"India, Indonesia, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine remain Priority 2 countries. Serious systemic problems have been identified in the area of IP protection and enforcement in these countries, causing significant harm to EU businesses. Compared to the previous report, these countries have made no progress or only limited progress in addressing these concerns," according to the European Commission's report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries.
The Commission notes Ukraine has problems with the legislative protection of intellectual law, trademark registration mechanisms, as well as the transit of counterfeit and pirated products to the EU markets.
However, the EU said a positive development had been the adoption by the Ukrainian parliament of Law No 2415 "On Collective Management Organizations" in May 2018.