News date: 8 June 2017
Irina Kirichenko, lawyer at Ilyashev & Partners, Patent Attorney of Ukraine, delivered a speech at “International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights” session of the IV International Forum on Intellectual Property held on 7 June in Kyiv.
In her report “Intellectual Property Protection vs Technical Progress. What will be the Patent Wars of Future” Irina Kirichenko noted that the right for healthcare services as well as the right to medicinal products access are the fundamental human rights. In her words, society developed a tendency according to which the original medicinal products are manufactured for upper class and generics for lower class. “The whole world works towards the “adjustment” of medicinal products to a specific person, however 2 billion people therewith are deprived of an access to the simplest medicines”, tells Irina Kirichenko.
Speaking about the future of innovations in Ukraine, she stated that the Article 31 of TRIPS (compulsory authorization when respecting certain provisions) is of a critical importance. Ms. Kirichenko underlined that compulsory authorization is required in situations of national emergency and situations of extreme urgency, for public non-commercial use or to remedy anti-competitive practice.
Irina Kirichenko has 16 years of experience in the protection of intellectual property rights in court. The latest projects of Irina include: representation of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies JSC “Grindeks” (Latvia), JSC “Nizhpharm”, Takeda (Japan), Megainfarm GmbH (Austria), Feron (Moscow) in litigations on protection of their patent rights and rights to trademarks – names of medicinal products Mildronat, Cardiomagnyl, Chondroxide, Viferon.
Irina Kirichenko is recommended by international guides The Legal 500 – EMEA 2017 and Chambers Europe 2017 as one of the leading Ukrainian lawyers in intellectual property.
IPF Forum 2017 visited more than 250 lawyers specializing in intellectual property rights protection, counselors, patent attorneys, forensic experts, judges, state officials. The event was organized by Yurydychna Praktyka.