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Public ID: PID-69453B

Trademark infringement in Ukraine affecting UK exporters/investors

in Ukraine

Trade barrier summary

The Customs Code of Ukraine regulates customs clearance of trademarked products. Trademark owners need to register their brands in the 'Trademark Register.' When trademarked products arrive at customs at the Ukrainian border, an officer verifies these, using the Trademark Register. However customs code amendments removed the requirement for a customs officer to verify shipments with the trademark owner, putting them at risk of parallel imports, and being unable to quality control the products under their trademark. A parallel import is a non-counterfeit product, imported from another country without the permission of the intellectual property owner.

Sectors affected

  • Consumer and retail
  • Education and training
  • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology



Date reported

27 April 2020

Last updated

18 December 2020

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