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Patentability of Business Methods in Ukraine

  November 17, 2014     By IPStyle
In different countries Patentability of business methods has always been the subject of controversy. Ukraine is not exception of this rule.

Court Practice in Violation of the Plant Varieties Rights in the Ukraine

  October 23, 2014     By IPStyle
Civil Code of Ukraine and the Law of Ukraine ‘On the Protection of Plant Varieties’ determines that plant varieties property rights in case of infringement can be protected by court.

Surrogate Mother from the Ukraine: Legal Grounds

  October 21, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
It is not a secret that an average childbearing age in the developed countries has significantly increased. Many people in developed countries live for a long time "for him(her)self" and start thinking about children only at the age of 40. And if such an age is not a problem for a man, a woman, even with modern medicine, may have some difficulties with the childbirth. In most cases the surrogacy is the only way.

Trademark Registration by Distributors in the Ukraine

  October 15, 2014     By IPStyle
There is a substantial amount of issues that should be considered in details before entering into a legal relationship with the distributor in any country. Ukraine is not an exception.

Legal Support of Marriage and Divorce with a Foreigner in the Ukraine

  October 6, 2014     By Aleksey Pukha & Partners
Before marriage, you need to solve the following issues:

Trademark Use Requirement According to Ukrainian Legislation

  October 6, 2014     By IPStyle
If you have decided to register trademark in Ukraine, here are some general tips which you have to consider while achieving this point.

Foreign Investments in the Ukraine

  September 23, 2014     By Anvis Law Firm
A brief overview about the guarantees that Ukrainian legislation provides for foreign investors and which steps should be done to enjoy them.

New Legislation in Crimea - What Will Happen with IP in Russia?

  September 17, 2014     By IPStyle
Today there are a lot of unsolved problems in Crimea. Especially in law system. Because of the Crimea annexation, the population is forced to accept Russian citizenship. Likewise, legal entities must pass to the Russian legislation. Misunderstanding is also in IP questions.

Ukraine: The Freedom in Choosing a Segment of the Market

  August 7, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
Doing business in Ukraine, especially for a non-resident, is difficult, and there are a lot of formalities that are not inherent in the developed countries. That specificity and peculiarities of the Ukrainian market constrain, and sometimes repel the potential investors and businessmen from entering to the Ukrainian market. And these causes are the reason of lackluster performance of Ukraine in the field of competitiveness and ease doing business.

Practical and Legal Aspects of Debt Collection in Ukraine

  July 29, 2014     By Legiteam Law Agency LLC
Despite all the current geopolitics, trade goes on in Ukraine, but what if you are an exporter and have concerns about repayment?

The Lost Heritage: The Problem of Protecting the Rights of Interested Heirs

  June 26, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
Last time the world becomes more globalized, people actively move in search of better or more interesting work, look for a more comfortable place for living or the country where their children can get great perspective in life. But such activity is popular among young people.

Limitation in International Trade

  June 18, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
One of the legal instruments and security accreditation of the rights and interests of the parties in the liability is the mechanisms of judicial protection and /or arbitration. But these mechanisms have their own characteristics and aspects that are important to know to protect your interests effectively. Thus, the important aspect is the limitations, in other words, the period during that a person is guaranteed by the judicial protection of rights.

Escrow - A New Tool for Doing Business in the Ukraine

  June 4, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
A matter of trust in business has a very valuable. It is no exaggeration to say that many good bargains are not made because of doubts that counterparties fulfill all the conditions. For example, in the case of contract of sale the seller is not sure he would get money for the sold goods and the buyer, in return, is not sure of receiving the goods

Arbitration: Your Counterparty is a Resident of Ukraine

  May 28, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
Particularly, Ukraine, as the successor of the USSR, is the co-signatory of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 1958) and the European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration of 1961, and the Law of Ukraine "On International Commercial Arbitration" almost verbatim repetition of the Model Law UNCITRAL "On international Commercial Arbitration" of 1985.

What to Do to Quickly Close the Business in Ukraine

  May 21, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
Ukraine, as one of the largest countries in Europe, with over 40 million citizens, has been and is potentially attractive for business. Some western companies, especially last ten years, have opened in Ukraine many joint companies or subsidiaries. Some business was fine, someone had not suspected result.

Marriage Features Between Ukrainian Citizen and Non-resident

  March 27, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
Another, as we may say, and at least an adult step in the life of almost every person is marriage. As they say, love knows no age boundaries and don't see boundaries. The lack of "boundaries" in the modern world helps to promote international marriages.

Cross-Border Cooperation with Ukrainian Constitute

  March 24, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
The cross-border cooperation in its actions submits the implementation of common programmes in different fields such as economic, social, scientific, technological, ecological, cultural and others. The main aim of all these relations between business entities from different countries is to get mutual advantages.

International Marriages: What Foreign Parents Should Know

  February 18, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
International marriages have become very often in modern society. The informational era of development presupposes the process of fast globalization and destroying all the borders between countries and peoples of the world. Ukraine is not an exception: Ukrainian women create families with the men from the Western Europe and the USA. Quite often, these marriages make the spouses happy.

Attractive and Reliable Investments in Ukrainian Financial Sector for Foreigners

  February 14, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
Ukraine is a democratic country with European values. Many foreign investors have considered Ukraine as a growth market in different business fields. Although on the world stage Ukraine is positioned as a high risk country, there are many possibilities of high returns on investments.

The Start of Business in Ukraine

  January 20, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
Every country seeks to develop and support the business in its territory, because of their economic status, as it is the basis of the state's economy. Ukraine is not an exception, so the development and support of the business became an important issue for the government. To start business in Ukraine is not so difficult in spite of that fact that the support of the business here is not as good as in other economically developed countries.

New Opportunities to Earn: Passive Profit in Ukraine

  January 20, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
It is not a secret that in different countries the cost, availability and profitability of financial resources placement are vary considerably. This situation allows not to have large, but stable and guaranteed profit to any entrepreneur.

Inheritance for Foreigners in Ukraine

  January 20, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
Every year, the borders between cities, countries and even continents cease to be a major obstacle for people who crave actively moving to new places. Everyone has their own reasons. Somebody looks for high salary or hurries to build successful career, somebody wants to get new knowledge, while others seek a new life in search of their love hoping to have their own happy family here.

Approval of the Amendments to the License Terms for the Importation of Drugs - Ukraine

  December 24, 2013     By Legal Alliance
The Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine № 960 dated November 8th, 2013, “On Approval of the amendments to the License terms for the business related to the importation of drugs" was published. The stated Law cancels the Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine № 453 dated March 30th, 2013 and suggests phased introduction of the new requirements for the importers.

Actions the Retailer Must Take after Issuance the Order for a Ban on Circulation of Batches of Medicines - Ukraine

  December 24, 2013     By Legal Alliance
The issue of imposition of a ban (temporary ban) on medicine circulation is regulated, in particular, by the Procedure for imposing a ban (temporary ban) on and restoring circulation of medicines in Ukraine (hereinafter referred to as “the Procedure”) approved by the order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine dated 22/11/2011 No. 809.

Exchange of Information on Prices of Medicines - Ukraine

  December 24, 2013     By Legal Alliance
State Enterprise “State Expert Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine” is a member of the international organization “Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information” (hereinafter referred to as “PPRI”).

Regarding the Hygienic Requirements for Infant Formula Products - Ukraine

  December 24, 2013     By Legal Alliance
Ministry of Health of Ukraine (hereinafter - the Ministry of Health of Ukraine) issued the Order № 696 from 06.08.2013 that approves hygiene requirements for infant formula products (hereinafter - the hygiene requirements).

On Transfer Pricing by Permanent Representative Offices of Non-resident Pharm Companies - Ukraine

  December 24, 2013     By Legal Alliance
The problem of taxation of permanent representative offices of non-residents (including multinational pharmaceutical companies) has recently gained considerable importance, not least of all due to the attempts on behalf of the tax authorities to make such permanent representative offices pay the taxes in Ukraine. Such attempts of the tax authorities have several times been backed up by the courts, thus the debate to define the “tax nature” of representative offices has become a pressing issue.

Moratorium on Ukrainian Land Not a Problem

  December 10, 2013     By Syutkin and Partners
Ukraine is the biggest country in Europe. It borders with Russia, Belorussia, Moldova, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary and Poland. It has on area of 603,700 km2 which is approximately equal to 5.7%territory of Europe or 0.44%of globe.

How to Take Your Child Abroad Without Consent of the Other Parent

  December 10, 2013     By Syutkin and Partners
Marriage between a man and a woman from different countries is no longer a novelty. Such unions are sometimes even very successful if families live in perfect harmony entire life and enjoyed every minute being together.

How to Prevent Seizure of Properties Raiders?

The press increasingly writes about the decline of investment attractiveness of Ukraine, reducing the amount of investment, including investment in infrastructure projects.

Ukraine for Foreign Investors: High Risk - High Profit?

Recently, the press increasingly writes about the decrease of investment attractiveness of Ukraine. This is indicated by both politicians, experts, and international rankings.

Lost Property - Ukraine

At the first glance, the question itself seems to be a little bit absurd: how can you lose the property? But the reality is often such that absurdity can become true.

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Shipping Law 2013

This article provides corporate counsel and international practitioners with a comprehensive legal analysis of shipping law and regulations in Ukraine.

New Amendments to Foreign Work Permit Procedure in Ukraine

On July 5, 2013, the Cabinet of Ministers’ Resolution No. 437 regarding “Issuance, Prolongation of the Validity Term and Annulment of Permissions for the Use of Labor of Foreigners and Stateless Persons”, dated May 27, 2013 (the “Resolution”), came into force. The Resolution establishes the new list of documents required for obtaining work permits for foreign individuals hired for labor in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Government Simplifies List of Documents Required for Temporary Residency

Once again, the Ukrainian government has introduced amendments to the Ukrainian immigration rules. This time, the amendments are designed to decrease the volume of documents required for foreign work permits and temporary residency permits.

Ukraine Extends Tax Privileges for IT Sector

Acknowledging the importance of the IT sector in Ukraine’s economy, the government has provided tax breaks to qualified companies and individuals in the IT sector that fall under the category of "subjects of the software product industry". From the period of January 1, 2013 until January 1, 2023, qualified IT companies and individuals are subject to a reduced profit tax rate of only 5%, provided they maintain a separate accounting of income and expenses of their activity in this sphere.

Customs Bonded Warehouses - Ukraine

All countries try to monitor and control import-export flows that pass through their borders. While some European countries have significant experience in these activities, contemporary Ukraine is continually developing its customs control systems (and supporting legislation). Ukraine’s new Customs Code, which came into force on January 1, 2013, completely overhauled the prior legislation governing customs bonded warehouses.

Update on Foreign Investment in Ukrainian Agricultural Land

The moratorium on alienation of Ukrainian farm land has long prevented meaningful foreign investment into the Ukrainian agricultural sector. To somehow obtain access to agricultural land, instead of outright ownership foreign investors had to register Ukrainian companies that entered into lease agreements with landowners, most with a “right to buy” option if and when the moratorium will be lifted.

Construction under attack

Those, who watch the real estate market, may note that after the crisis of recent years, new buildings began to appear in Kyiv again as rapidly as mushrooms after rain. The construction industry is slowly recovering and hopes to go beyond the 3% of the Ukrainian GDP.

Secured business in Ukraine

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) provided guarantees for funding in Ukraine

Absolutly Pure competition

The global brands can assert the rules of fair competition in Ukraine.

Production-Outsourcing: Processing of Foreign Goods in Ukraine

In these difficult economic times, some foreign investors are understandably reluctant to acquire costly factories in emerging markets to produce their goods. Instead, they employ the good old method of production outsourcing, and for several good reasons: when properly implemented, tollmanufacturing schemes enable foreign manufacturers to avoid Ukrainian customs taxes, reduce their cost of production, and realize greater profit margins in the West.

Immigration Evolution in Ukraine

The Ukrainian government began to strictly regulate the stay of foreigners, especially those hired by local companies, back in 2009. Prior to that date, many foreigners simply ignored the local registration and customs rules with impunity. However, the Ukrainian "immigration revolution" began with the government's strict application of the rules for applying for and receiving temporary residency status in Ukraine.

Defending Interests of Foreign Companies in Ukrainian Courts: Theory and Practice

Welcome to the conference hall of the Investment Company Sigma Bleyzer. We have an interesting topic for you today, a topic that is interesting in any country, but especially so in Ukraine. Our topic today is how to protect foreign investors in Ukraine and what legal support is available from professionals. My name is Alexander Pavlov, head of the Ukraine-Israel Business Council.

The New Ukrainian Property Tax Law

Until recently, residential property owners in Ukraine did not need to pay any property tax whatsoever. At long last, however, the government has passed legislation designed to remedy this significant loophole in its ongoing tax collection efforts.

New Liability for Company Officials in the Ukraine

We would like to inform you that the Law of Ukraine No. 3454 “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine to Increase Liability for Violation of Personal Data Protection Law” comes into force on July 1, 2012. The key provision of this law establishes liability for company officials in case they fail to register personal data base with Ukrainian authorities.

Child Support - Ukraine

Child support is based on the policy that parents are obligated to pay for the support of children, even when the children are not living with both biological parents. One parent will typically be awarded legal custody, with visitation rights awarded to the non-custodial parent, who remains obligated to pay a proportion of the costs involved in raising the children.

Common-Law Marriages - Ukraine

What about a couple who lives together as husband and wife, but does not have the marriage registration? What kind of property rights and obligations do they have without the marriage certificate? Article 21 of the Code defines marriage as a family union of a woman and a man, which is registered in the state Registry office.

Pre-nuptial Agreements - Ukraine

It seems wrong to contemplate the ugliness of divorce, and often devastating consequences, during the honeymoon season. For that reason, many otherwise intelligent and rational couples ignore the risk of their split-up sometime in the future. Indeed, there are always significant, long-lasting consequences resulting from termination of marriage, including separation of joint property, custody and visitation rights, payments of alimony and child support, just to name a few.

Child Custody - Ukraine

It seems like only yesterday a child’s parents loved each other and lived together quite happily. Today they find themselves bitterly disappointed in their relationship and want to terminate their marriage. Cold, hard statistics show that Ukraine, unfortunately, is now passing through an avalanche of divorces, which arguably have the greatest impact on innocent children.



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