Protection of the rights for intellectual property discussed in the Nikolaev Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Round table on a subject "Protection of the rights for intellectual property: " I passed business problems today in Regional торгово - industrial chamber of the Nikolaev area.

The head a press - services of the Nikolaev Chamber of Commerce and Industry Andrey Popov noted that today in Nikolaev and in Ukraine as a whole the problem of protection of the rights for intellectual property is particularly acute. It concerns not only problems of a piracy and counterfeit production, there is the number of questions, connected with objects of the industry, protection of the rights of the Ukrainian owners in the international market, intangible assets of business of the region, development of innovative activity and others.

It agrees to one of polls, the most pressing questions in the sphere of intellectual property are called not only protection of computer programs and databases (65,3% of the interrogated experts), but also protection against unfair competition (5,6%), protection of signs for goods and services (trademarks) (52,1%).

The inspector of State department of intellectual property of MON Vitaly Shamrayev reported that generally their organization deals with issues connected with protection of copyright, in the last some years the situation in this area improved. For example, shops began to sell less piracy disks, but this problem still exists in the markets, on objects of spontaneous trade.

Also Vitaly Shamrayev touched on an issue of use by businessmen of the unlicensed software: "It is now hard to invest money in licensed software, however use of the free software" can become alternative.

According to the head of department of fight against offenses in the sphere of intellectual property and high technologies of regional management of the Department of Internal Affairs Marina Popova, from the moment of creation of this department it wasn't brought any criminal case according to trademarks. Generally the department is engaged in fight against use of the counterfeit software, against counterfeit production.

In Nikolaev there are companies which can explain to businessmen how to replace unlicensed software on license, give consultations, however, not all representatives of business know about them.

The business owner Evgeny Us during discussion of this problem insisted that businessmen need to give time to pass to licensed software, besides, considering specifics of certain enterprises, the cost of installation of such software on 1 computer now can become "very heavy" for the businessman.

Problem of observance of the legislation in the sphere of intellectual property the teacher of NUK of Makarov commented on Nana Tartseneliya: "Questions to the legislation, of course, are, but our laws aren't so bad, there are no fulfilled mechanisms of their realization. While we won't learn to respect intellectual work of each other, no laws and law enforcement agencies will help us". Also she noted that there is a big problem with knowledge of the population of the intellectual property, many people aren't familiar with these concepts, don't understand that such object of intellectual property.

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