On June 02, 2016 Ukraine has come to a crucial decision to reorganize the Court system. The law “On Judicial organization and Status of Judges” (the draft law No. 4734) was adopted by the parliament and is now waiting for signing by the president. For holders of IP rights it is especially important that the law stipulates foundation of a specialized Court on Intellectual Property rights in Ukraine by autumn 2017.
Moreover, the Supreme specialized courts will be eliminated till the spring 2017, while the cassation instance become The Supreme Court comprising special departments for proceedings of civil, criminal, commercial and administrative disputes. The Supreme Court will also include the Great Board for supervising on unification of the Court practice. Furthermore, the law stipulates foundation of another specialized Court – The Supreme anti-corruption Court.
We make no doubt that the reorganization will improve efficiency of the court system in Ukraine and will be glad to answer to any questions in this regard.