War in Ukraine - IP Related Measures

The European Commission and the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) worked together to define a first set of measures to safeguard protection of intellectual property in Ukraine. In agreement with the Commission, the EUIPO has adopted the following measures: the EUIPO will safeguard Ukrainian intellectual property rights in the European Union by providing full support to Ukrainian customers while the current situation prevents normal communication. Also, the EUIPO will suspend all technical cooperation with the Russian and Belorussian intellectual property offices, including the Eurasian Patent Organisation (EAPO). Finally, EUIPO will ensure that intellectual property rights originating from Crimea are not falsely registered as coming from Russia.

EUIPO statement on Ukraine (9 March 2022): EUIPO statement on Ukraine (europa.eu)