Problems and Prospects of the State Intellectual Property Inspectorate: Institutional and Legal Aspects

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https://doi.org/10.15407/scine18.03.095

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intellectual property, state inspection, copyright, related rights

Abstract

Introduction. The institution of intellectual property (IP) inspectors was established in accordance with the Decree of the President of Ukraine in 2001. It is an important mechanism of state control and supervision over the observance of IP rights of business entities.
Problem Statement. The main problems associated with the formation of this institution are: unregulated legal status of the institution of IP inspectors and IP inspectorate as an institution of the national IP system; contradictions in the status of internal structural subdivisions of the Ministry of Economy and its IP Department;
the need to identify the main areas for improving the institutional and legal framework for control and supervision over IP activities.
Purpose. The purpose of this research is to study the institutional and legal aspects of the modern problems and strategic prospects for the state inspectorate on intellectual property.
Materials and Methods. The general and special legal methods of studying legal phenomena and categories have been used. The sources of IP law and the legislation related to control and supervision and civil service have been overviewed with the use of the method of systematic analysis and the formal legal method.
Results. The legislative framework that provides for the regulation of the control and supervisory relations in the IP sphere has been analyzed. The problematic aspects of the legal capacity of IP inspectors have been identified.
Conclusions. The following measures to improve the institutional and legal framework for the control and supervisory activities in the IP sphere have been proposed: to establish the IP inspectorate as institution of the national IP system instead of restoring the institution of IP inspectors; to delegate the control and supervisory powers and to transfer staff of IP inspectors to the State Food and Consumer Service; to settle of the issue of exercising control and supervision over IP activities by the Ministry of Economy and the IP inspectors. The main
areas for improving the institutional and legal framework for the control and supervision over IP activities have been determined.

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2022-06-09

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Kirin Р., Doroshenko О., Dorozhko Г., & Khomenko В. (2022). Problems and Prospects of the State Intellectual Property Inspectorate: Institutional and Legal Aspects . Science and Innovation, 18(3), 95–108. https://doi.org/10.15407/scine18.03.095

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Legal Protection of Intellectual Property