The Supreme Court of Ukraine and the World Intellectual Property Organization signed a Memorandum on the WIPO Lex-Judgments Database. Ukrainian court decisions will be available in the international intellectual property database.
The WIPO Lex-Judgments initiative was created by WIPO in 2020 and aims to collaborate and disseminate key judicial decisions in the field of intellectual property through a relevant database maintained by WIPO.
The service provides access to the most significant court decisions on intellectual property of various countries around the world. These decisions have been selected by the courts of each member state themselves because of their relevance, importance or as precedent decisions.
From now on, Ukraine is also granted access to enter court decisions and relevant information into the WIPO Database.
At the same time, the Supreme Court of Ukraine selects court decisions for inclusion in the specified database at its own discretion, mainly using the following non-cumulative criteria:
- final decisions on the merits of the case, adopted by the court;
- decisions establishing precedents or persuasive interpretations for future decisions;
- decisions cited in other decisions or otherwise highly regarded by academics or the legal community;
- decisions that have a significant impact on the subject of the dispute (for example, issues that have arisen in connection with the latest technological developments or relate to the impact on the economic sector).