The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the draft law on enhancement of intellectual property rights protection and mechanism on combating piracy. The draft law will be soon considered by the Parliament.
The document provides for some important changes in protection of intellectual property. Thus, it envisages the possibility to delete or restrict access to information that violates intellectual property rights prior to any court proceedings. Moreover, some monetary sanctions will be applied to those, who refuse to fulfil a bona fide request on blocking the access to the illegal content, or to those, who refuse to identify users, which placed the content that violates copyright.
Also, the draft law incorporates important procedural law changes that will allow notaries to secure evidence on the Internet.