Ukraine

Please contact our partner for more information about our services in Ukraine:

REACT North East Europe
Subaciaus g. 15-45
01300 Vilnius
Lithuania
T +370 5 212 2866
Contact: Mr Kazimieras Sarzickas
baltics@react.org
ksarzickas@react.org


In 2015 REACT established partnership with Lexfor, a law firm based in Kiev, to assist our members with counterfeiting matters in Ukraine. Customs enforcement in Ukraine is initiated by fling a Customs recordal, which is valid for either 6 months or 1 year and can be further renewed. Customs seizures are normally handled through civil, administrative or simplified procedures. Although Ukrainian police is currently undergoing major reforms, enforcement in the internal market through criminal proceedings is possible.

Our services in Ukraine

  • Amicable settlements and/or negotiation settlement following Customs actions
  • Appearing in court hearings in criminal proceedings as witnesses or experts
  • Attending personal hearing
  • Desk research
  • Drafting and filing of administrative complaints
  • Drafting and filing of criminal complaints
  • Drafting and filing of expert reports, affidavits and written witness statements
  • Filing a demand for a raid
  • Filing Customs applications
  • Follow up Customs/Police cases (C&D letters, negotiations, settlement drafting)
  • Handling court proceedings (appeals and civil claims)
  • Informing Customs officers on brand details
  • Organize and assist the police and relevant authorities in market raids
  • Organize inspections and investigations of markets, shops and events
  • Organize test purchases
  • Organizing the transportation, storage, destruction and, wherever possible, the recycling of counterfeit products
  • Organizing training sessions and information meetings for Police, Customs and/or Trade Inspection authorities
  • Preparing and submitting civil actions (including C&D letters)
  • Simplified procedure

Country Procedures

  • Customs application for action is mandatory, although Customs may also take action ex-officio
  • Customs application is valid for either 6 months or 1 year
  • Simplified procedure is available with the consent of the owner of the goods
  • Rights holder must respond within 10 business days of the customs notification by filing a civil claim, initiating an administrative procedure or obtaining importer's consent to simplified procedure. The response can be extended by further 10 business days
  • Interim injuctions are available under civil procedure