The European Union Believes That the Level of Piracy and the Number of Counterfeits In Ukraine Has Significantly Increased

The European Union Believes That the Level of Piracy and the Number of Counterfeits In Ukraine Has Significantly Increased

Ukraine has been shifted from being among the third to the second priority countries, where a large number of counterfeiting cases and intellectual piracy has been recorded.

China is the biggest European Union’s concern because of the problems with the protection of intellectual property rights existing there. At the same time, Ukraine has shifted from being among the third to the second priority countries, where a large number of counterfeiting cases and intellectual piracy has been recorded.

This is stated in a report of the European Commission on the protection of intellectual property rights in countries outside the EU, according to Ukrinform.

“China continues to be the main priority (the worst concern – ed.) for the EU due to long-lasting problems. More than 80% of confiscated counterfeit and pirate goods have originated from China and Hong Kong,” as announced in the EU.

The second priority concern countries include Argentina, India, Indonesia, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.

It should be noted that Ukraine has been shifted from being among the third to the second priority countries because of a high level of counterfeit production and piracy, and shortcomings in the implementation of a far-reaching and universal free-trade area.

The third priority concerns about the protection of intellectual property rights, according to the report, include Brasilia, Ecuador, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and the USA.

As part of the counterfeiting of EU pharmacological products, particular concern was directed at India.

“India is also of great concern to the European Commission, especially because of lack of sustainable protection of pharmaceutical products, and also because India is one of the largest producers of counterfeit pharmacology”, the report said.

Let us be reminded that on March 13, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted amendments to the law on strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights.