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.

As a general rule, in accordance with Civil Code of Ukraine, donations may be provided for individuals or legal entities based on agreement.

There are no direct legal restrictions on grants or donations to healthcare professionals or healthcare institutions by pharmaceutical companies. However, the restrictions on gifts to healthcare professionals shall indeed apply in this case (please also see 9.1 Gifts to Healthcare Professionals).

Also, in accordance with the AIPM Code, pharmaceutical companies may make donations to non-commercial organisations for publicly beneficial purposes. Such donations may be in the form of educational grants made available to support medical education and ultimately intended to raise the quality of medical care provided to patient. It is prohibited to make donations in the form of cash. Pharmaceutical products may be provided to non-commercial medical organisations as donations unless such donations pursue any commercial purposes. What is important, no in-kind donations to non-commercial organisations are permitted if intended, directly or indirectly, for specific healthcare professionals or made in their interests. Donations may only be made on the basis of an appropriate written request from a non-commercial organisation and a relevant donation agreement.

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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