Contributed By Pakharenko & Partners (Kyiv)
The Law on Advertising defines sponsorship as voluntary material, financial, organisational and other support by individuals and legal entities of any activity to promote solely its name, trade name and trade mark. Therefore, any other information shall be considered as advertising and the relevant legal provisions and restrictions shall apply in this case.
There are no specific legal provisions on sponsorship of scientific meetings or congresses and/or attendance by healthcare professionals to these events by the pharmaceutical companies.
Meetings and/or congresses are subject to the rules, applied to charitable activity, such situations shall be regulated by the Law of Ukraine on Charitable Activity and Charitable Organisations of 5 July 2012 No 5073-VI.
Pharmaceutical companies, based on the agreement with a charitable organisation (which meets the requirements of the Law of Ukraine on charitable activity and charitable organisations of 5 July 2012 No 5073-VI), may sponsor activities organised and conducted by charitable organisations.