On April 9, 2019, the Instruction for Registration by the State Inspectors for Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine of materials on administrative offenses entered into force.

The document defines the mechanism for the compilation and filing by state intellectual property inspectors of the bodies authorized to hear cases on administrative offenses, protocols, and materials on administrative offenses.

In particular, the protocol on administrative offense, the responsibility for which is provided for in Articles 51-2, 164-9, 164-13, 164-17, 164-18 and 186-7 of the Administrative Code is drawn up no later than 24 hours from the time when the person who committed the offense was identified.

If the offense is committed by several persons, a protocol on an administrative offense shall be drawn up for each person separately.

Earlier, on March 27, the Ministry of Economics identified ministry officials with the authority of state intellectual property inspectors.