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Software and databases

Software and databases are protected by copyright and related rights and enjoy special regulation. They are widely used in IT — a field that is closely related to IP. Particularly, software and databases are actively used for creating and implementing new forms of IT, and in the process of distribution and commercialization of various information/electronic technologies.

No registration of a work or compliance with any formalities is required to use and protect copyright and related rights. However, right holders may register software and databases with the Ukrainian PTO.

We advise clients on issues associated with the legal protection and enforcement of software, databases, their development and exploitation, licensing and distribution, judicial and administrative proceedings. We also provide professional legal advice to our clients in using software and databases in various business models and IT spheres, including e-commerce, outsourcing, cloud computing, mobile applications, social networks, ‘big data’ and analytics.