Last Updated February 20, 2019

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Pakharenko & Partners (Kyiv) is one of the largest and most experienced intellectual property law firms in Ukraine, with offices in Kyiv (Ukraine) and London (UK). It also has many international partners all over the world. The firm provides the full scope of IP services required by pharmaceutical industry clients, including patent and trade-mark protection and enforcement, and has well-established expertise in domestic and international technology transactions, licensing, distribution agreements, confidentiality agreements, software licences and advertising. Clients include multinational, national and local corporations, major academic and research institutions, small entrepreneurial companies and engineering organisations, and individual inventors.

The law does not provide for sending  information on medicines to healthcare institutions, but it is allowed to provide such information to healthcare professionals. As regards healthcare institutions, the law stipulates that legislative restrictions provided for in Article 21 of the Law of Ukraine "On advertising" are not applied to advertising of medicines placed in specialised publications intended for healthcare institutions.

Namely, there are no restrictions with regard to the advertising of prescription medicines and the ones included in the list of medicines whose advertising is prohibited, doping substances and/or methods of their use in sports. Also, it is not required to include a notice on the need to consult a doctor prior to the use of the medicine; recommendations on obligatory familiarisation with the instructions for the use of medicinal product; and the text of the notice stating as follows: "Self-treatment can be harmful to your health" occupying not less than 15% of the space (duration) of the whole advertisement.

Please see 3.3 Provision of Information to Healthcare Professionals for further details.

Pakharenko & Partners

72 Velyka Vasylkivska Str.
Entrance 1, 7th Floor.
Business Centre “Olimpiysky”
Kiev 03150 Ukraine

+380 44 593 96 93

+380 44 451 40 48

pakharenko@pakharenko.com.ua pakharenko.ua/
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Pakharenko & Partners (Kyiv) is one of the largest and most experienced intellectual property law firms in Ukraine, with offices in Kyiv (Ukraine) and London (UK). It also has many international partners all over the world. The firm provides the full scope of IP services required by pharmaceutical industry clients, including patent and trade-mark protection and enforcement, and has well-established expertise in domestic and international technology transactions, licensing, distribution agreements, confidentiality agreements, software licences and advertising. Clients include multinational, national and local corporations, major academic and research institutions, small entrepreneurial companies and engineering organisations, and individual inventors.

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