On 13th June, 2012 during the meeting of Committee on intellectual property of BASCAP ICC Ukraine Initiative Group (Business action to stop counterfeiting and piracy of Ukrainian National Committee (UNC) of International Chamber of Commerce), Chief Executive of Seed Association of Ukraine Valeriy Khadzhymatov was elected to be the speaker on plant variety rights protection of the Committee on intellectual property of UNC of ICC.
ICC Ukraine as a National Committee founded the BASCAP Initiative Group (IG) within the Committee on intellectual property in Ukraine. The aim of BASCAP IG is implementation in Ukraine of the following tasks: raise the level of awareness and understanding of negative effects of counterfeiting and piracy; intensification of public authorities activities to the protection of intellectual property; initiating of cultural changes for the establishment of respect for intellectual property and preventing counterfeiting and piracy.
Initiative Group of BASCAP in Ukraine cooperates with representatives of various industries, government and NGOs.
As for today, the Committee on Intellectual Property includes representatives of the State Service for Intellectual Property, Customs service, Anti-Monopoly Committee, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as well as speakers on key issues - patent law; intellectual property protection in the pharmaceutical sector; the economy of intellectual property; protection from unfair competition; legal expertise.
With the support and cooperation of BASCAP, the Seed Association of Ukraine aims to promote the idea of respect for intellectual property and increase the level of IPR protection for plant varieties in Ukraine.