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Yuriy Kapitsa

Director of the Centre of Intellectual Property Studies and Technology Transfer
of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1997–)

Scientific Adviser of the Committee on Science and Education of the Parliament of Ukraine (2002 –).

Member of the Council on Intellectual Property Matters of the High Economic Court of Ukraine (2010 –)

Member of the Committee on Intellectual Property of the European Federation of National Academies of Sciences
and Humanities, Munich (2012 –) Member of Ukrainian Bar Association
Member of the Council on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer under the Association of Academies of Scientists of NIS countries (post soviet countries) (1997 –).

Research interests
Centre’s activity
Education
Lecturing, grants
European Commission, WTO, USAID, World Bank projects
Publications

Research interests

Comparative intellectual property law, IPR enforcement
Intellectual property law of the EU
Intellectual property law of Post Soviet countries

International and national technology transfer

Centre’s activity

Conducting academic researches on comparative intellectual property law, EU Law, IPR enforcement, international and internal transfer of technology.

Working out of draft laws and regulations in the above mentioned field.Coordinating the activity of the intellectual property departments of the National Academy of Sciences institutes, design and experimental plants.

Organisation of a complex support of research organisation technology transfer projects, including working out of national and international licensing agreements, IPR valuation and accounting, IPR patenting.

Participation in various donors Technical Assistance projects.

Education

London University, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary and Westfield College, 1997, Copyright, Patent Law, Technology Transfer, Legal Aspects of International Finance Course
Institute of State and Law, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ph.D. thesis “Legal Regulation of Technology Transfer in Ukraine”, 1994 – 1995,
PhD in Law
Kyiv State University named for Taras Shevchenko, 2000-2001, Master of Law

Institute of Geophysics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 1982 – 1985, PhD in Geophysics

/ Lecturing, grants

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S., visiting professor, course “Foreign Intellectual property Protection -: Post Soviet Countries”, 2013

Oxford University, Great Britain, project “Comparative analyses of Intellectual Property Enforcement in the EU and Ukraine, 2007

Stanford University, Fulbright Scholar, USA, project “Combating Piracy in Audio-visual, Computer and other Spheres”, 2001-2002

Central European University, Hungary, Budapest, project “Improvement of Intellectual Property Education”, 1999

Institute of Foreign Relations of the National University named for Taras Shevchenko, Associated Professor, 1999 –

European Commission, WTO, USAID, World Bank projects

Dr. Yuriy Kapitsa has an extensive experience of working in international projects on approximation of national IPR and innovation legislation to international and EU standards, improvement of enforcement of intellectual property and IPR training.

Key qualifications: 

Intellectual Property approximation and enforcement

·         Experience in approximation of countries national intellectual property legislation to the European Union and WTO, WIPO standards, in TRIPS implementation, in legal drafting, working with ministries, technical assistance projects of WTO, International Development Law Organisation, Tacis, USAID, EuropeAid, World Bank (19 years). Author of the book:  European Union Intellectual Property Law: formation, institutes, directions of development. Kyiv: Akademperiodyka, 2017. 663 p. doi: https://doi.org/10.15407/akademperiodyka.343.664

(the list of projects – have a look at the CV)               

·         Word Trade Organisation intellectual property regional expert – lecturing in “Trade Policy and Law Courses” for government officials from the Ministries of Trade and Foreign Affairs from Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucuses region on TRIPS agreement IPR protection and enforcement requirements and IPR enforcement practice in post soviet countries  (2009-2010)

·         Practical experience in intellectual property enforcement, based on EU member-states and NIS countries (post soviet countries) experience including civil, administrative, border and criminal measures. Working out recommendation on providing enforcement of the intellectual property rights, implementation of effective means of enforcing such rights according to EU and NIS acts (co-ordination of the fight against piracy on a central and regional levels; adoption of the regulatory acts on holographic labels control; on licensing of CD manufacturing, import and export of CDs; on copyright production sale etc) (20 years)

·         Experience as government and scientific officer, Parliaments adviser in working out intellectual property, science and technology transfer legislation and policy documents (31 years). Drafter of the Intellectual Property Section of the Civil Code (2004), Laws “On collective management of copyright” (2009)”,”On state regulation of the activity in the sphere of technology transfer” (2006)”, “On Science and Technical activity” (1991, 2015), “On scientific discoveries” (2006), etc; member of the ministries, Parliaments commissions drafting decisions “On regulation and governance of intellectual property development and innovation activity (2008), “Intellectual property protection: the problems of legislative ensuring and enforcement (2007) etc. (30 years).

·         Experience in legislation preparation, law making process, parliamentary control and monitoring.

Innovation activity, R&D policy and management

·         Experience in organisation of complex comparative research of innovation activity support legislation in the EU, EU member states and post soviet (NIS) countries, including organisational, financial and IPR issues of innovation SME creation and development.

·         Experience in European research and innovation sector working through EU Framework Programs for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration projects and as a head of Office on FP5-FP7 EU research programs and coordinator of thematic and regional contact points network of the Academy of Scientists for the participation of the researches in the European Union programs.

·         Experience in implementing government innovation projects, working out regional innovation policy and creating innovation infrastructure, innovation SME creation, free high tech economic zones and innovation parks legal providing.

·         Experience as government and scientific officer, Parliaments adviser in working out science and technology, innovation and technology transfer legislation and policy documents,  (31 years).

Training

·         Solid experience in training and international conferences organisation, including training courses and conferences on IPR protection and enforcement, intellectual property commercialisation for intellectual property specialists, government officials, lawyers, judges, custom officers, scientists from NIS countries organised in co-operation with the World Intellectual Property Organisation, European Patent Office, EU Tacis and EuropeAid projects, training of researches for the participation in the EU Framework research programs, innovation management training, government officials trainings throw the technical assistance projects.

Specific experience in the region (European Commission, WTO, USAID projects):

                        

Country

Date from - Date to

Moldova

2016 - 2018

Kazakhstan

2007, 2009, 2010

Turkey

2010

Italy

2009

Azerbaijan

2008-2010

Kyrgyz Republic

2005

Ukraine

1981 – to date

 

Publications

    More than 150 in the sphere of comparative intellectual property law, EU intellectual property protection, IPR  enforcement  in the EU and Ukraine, legal regulation of international and national innovation development and technology transfer, including

Books

1.   Yuriy Kapitsa. European Union Intellectual Property Law: formation, institutes, directions of development. Kyiv: Akademperiodyka, 2017. 663 p. doi: https://doi.org/10.15407/akademperiodyka.343.664

2.   Anna Tsirat,  Yuriy Kapitsa Intellectual Property Law in Ukraine. - The Hague. London. Boston.: Kluwer Law International, 2011. 138 p. (in English)

3.   Intellectual Property Law of the European Union and the Legislation of Ukraine /Editor-in-chief Dr. Yuriy Kapitsa: authors: Yuriy Kapitsa, Sergey Stupak, Vladimir Vorobyov etc.: Science and practical ed.- Kiev: Slovo, 2006. 1104 p.

4.   National Report Innovation Ukraine 2020. – Kyiv: 2015. – 334 p. (authors Valeriy Geits, Ella Libanova, Igor Yegorov, Mikolo Kizim, Yuriy Kapitsa and oth.) (Yuriy Kapitsa – Chapter 6 “Legislative provision of scientific and technical activities”. P. 236-310.

5.   Yuriy Kapitsa, Sergiy Stupak, Oleksandr Juvaka Copyright and Related Rights in Europe. Kyiv: Logos, 2012. 696 p.

6.   Technology transfer  and  intellectual  property  protection  in  the  research organisations / Editor-in-chief Dr. Yuriy Kapitsa: authors: Yuriy Kapitsa, Karina Shakhbazjan,  Dmitriy Makchnovsky, Irina Khomenko. − Kiev: Centre  of  Intellectual  Property  Studies and Technology Transfer of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2015. 432 p.

7.   The review of the approximation of Ukrainian legislation to that of the EU/ authors Olena Zercal, Taras Kachka, Yuriy Kapitsa and oth.: State Department for Approximation of Legislation of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.-Kiev, 2005. 513 p.

8.   International Private Law /authors A.Dovgert, V. Kisil, O. Birukov, Y. Kapitsa and oth.– Kiev: Alerta, 2014. 656 p.

9.   Legal regulation of innovation activity in the European Union and EU member-states / Editors-in-chief Gabriel Avigdor, Yuriy Kapitsa. K.:Feniх, 2011. 704 p.

10.  Innovation Policy: European Experience and Recommendations for Ukraine. – Volume 3. – Innovations in Ukraine the suggestions for policy actions. K.: Fenix, 2011. 74 P. (with Gabriel Avigdor, Vladimir Arhangelskiy, Eliseo Boyto, George Strogilopoulos, Gudrun Rumph, Yuriy Kapitsa etc). (in English)

11.  Innovation Policy: European Experience and Recommendations for Ukraine. - Volume 2. - The analysis of the legislation of Ukraine in the sphere of research, developments and innovation activity and suggestions for amendments for legislation. K.: Fenix, 2011. 324 p. (authors Gabriel Avigdor, Igor Bulkin, Nina Isakova, Yuriy Kapitsa and oth.). (in English)

12.  The Science and Practical Commentary of the Civil Code of Ukraine/ authors Anatoly Dovgert, Nina Kuznetsova, Yuriy Kapitsa,      Ruslan Drobiyazko, Olexandr Seryogin and oth. Kiev: Justinian, 2005. 660 p.

13.  The Harmonisation of Ukrainian Legislation to the International and European Law / authors Evgeniy Kubko, Viktor Tsvetkov, Volodimir Andreytsev, William Butler, Yuriy Kapitsa and oth. Kiev: Yurinkom Inter, 2003. 583 p.

14.  Yuriy Kapitsa, Ludmila Fedchenko, Karina Shahbazian European Union - Ukraine: the protection of the intellectual property under  the realisation of the international programs and projects. Кiev.: Intergid, 2002. 77 p.

15.  International Private Law. Topical Problems/ Editor-in-chief Prof. Anatoliy Dovgert/ authors Viktor Kalakura, Yuriy Kapitsa, Sergiy  Kosyakov, Olexandr Seryogin and oth. Kiev. Ukrainian Law Centre, 2001. 334 p.

16.  Intellectual property protection in the framework of WTO entering Kiev.: Ukrainian-European Policy and Legal Advice Centre,  2001.  80 p. (Yuriy Kapitsa, Valeriy Piatnitskiy, Oleg Shtefanuk and oth.)

17.  Yuriy Kapitsa Export-Import of Technologies: Legislative regulation. Kiev: Intergid, 2000. 106 p.

Articles and Papers:

              Intellectual Property enforcement in the European Union, Ukraine and NIS countries

18.  Development of the civil law enforcement  mechanisms of intellectual property protection in the European Union /Private law and entrepreneurship. - 2014.hyper 13.  S. 186-190.

19.  The peculiarities of harmonisation of the legislation of NIS (post soviet) countries according to EU legislation in the phere     of intellectual property / Law of Ukraine.- 2011.- № 3.- P. 92-100.

20.  The questions of the harmonisation of the custom legislation in the sphere of intellectual property to the legislation of the EU/Customs Affaires. - 2005.- № 3.-P. №  14-20. 

21.  Customs measures to protect intellectual property in the European Union/Customs Affaires. - № 2.-2005.- P. 20-24.

22. Special mechanisms of copyright and related rights protection in the Internet: legislation of foreign countries and their application in Ukraine/ Intellectual property.- 2012.- 4. (with Shakhbazian K., Rassomahina O.)

23. The harmonisation of the trade secrets and confidentional information legislation in EU member-states and Post Soviet (CIS) countries / Materials of the XVІ International conference ”Enforecement of the intellectual property rights”. Alushta, 2013.

24.  Enforcement of the Intellectual Property rights in the European Union/ Intellectual capital.- 2005.-№ 4. - P. 3-11.

25.  The courts protection of trade marks in the European Union / Theory and practice of the intellectual property.-2007.-№ 2.- P. 14- 22.

26.  Intellectual property enforcement in the EU member-states / Journal of the Hmelnitskiy University of Management and Law.-№ 3.-2005.- P. 76-79.

27.  The approximation of Ukrainian legislation in the field of intellectual property enforcement to that of the EU/ Private law and entrepreneurship. - 2006.- N 5.- P. 131-137.

28.  Problems of Intellectual Property protection at production and distribution of discs for laser reading system / Ukrainian-European International and Comparative Law Journal. – Spring  2002. – V. 3. – N 3. – P. 15-27.

29.  The review of the status of approximation of intellectual; property legislation in Ukraine to the EU acquis communautaire/ The Protection of Intellectual Property in Ukraine: problems of legal providing and enforcement. Materials of Parliament’s hearings at the Parliament of Ukraine, March 21, 2007 - Кiev.: Parliament publishing house, 2007. – P. 261 – 310.

30. The problems of the approximation of the legislation of Ukraine in the field of intellectual property to the WTO requirements/Intellectual property in Ukraine: problems of the theory and practice. – Кiev.: Collection of research articles. - Kiev: Institute of State and Law, 2002.- P. 157 – 176.

31.   The problems of enforcement of IPR protection in Ukraine /The theory and practice of intellectual property.-2007.- № 1.- P. 3-12.

                    EU intellectual property protection

32.    Unification and harmonization of the national legislation on the protection of intellectual property rights in the European  Union / Law of Ukraine. -№ 5-2016.- С. 93-101.

33.    The Single European Patent and New Opportunities for Patenting in the European Union / Theory and Practice of Intellectual Property .- 2016.- No. 2 (88) .- P. 17-27.

34.    Certificate of supplementary protection for the EU medical proucts and prolongation of the validity of patent for invention in Ukraine / The theory and practice of intellectual property .- 2016.- № 5 (91) .- P. 49-57.

35.      Development of Regional Protection of Denomination of Orginin and Geographical Indications in the European Union / Actual Problems of International Relations .- 2016.- Issue 127, Part II.- S. 82-89.

36.      Harmonized and non-harmonized legislation of the EU member states in the field of intellectual property / Legal Ukraine.-2016.-№ 3-4.- P. 98-102.

37.    Formation of a single digital market in the European Union and modernization of copyright protection / Legal Ukraine.-2016.-№ 5-6.-74-79.

38.      Harmonisation and disharmonisation of the copyright and related rights in the European Union / Private property. – 2013. - № 2.

39.      The development of the intellectual property law in the European Union/ Journal of the Kiev National University named after Taras Shevchenko. International relations.- 2006.- № 33.- P. 44 – 48

40.      The legal regulation of the broadcasting and cable retransmission in the European Union/ Journal of the Kiev National University named after Taras Shevchenko. International relations.- 2006.- № 34.- P. 96 - 99 (with Stupak S.). ]

41.   The EU Court of Justice practice on trade marks protection /Journal of the State Department on legislation Approximation.- 2006.- № 1/2006(2).- P. 94 - 108.

42.   The legal protections of the data bases in the European Union/ Topical problems of the international relations.- 2004.- N 48 (Part I).- P. 139-144.

43.   Industrial design protection in the European Union /Journal of the Hmelnitskiy University of Management and Law. -2005.- № 4/2005.- P. 73-77 (with V. Vorobyov).

44.   The protection of the inventions on the field of biotechnology in the EU and Ukraine /Theory and Practice of the Intellectual Property.- 2005.- № 1(26).- P. 19-25 (with K. Shahbazian).

45.   The approximation of the plant variety protection in Ukraine to that of the EU /The Law of Ukraine.-2005. - № 11.- P. 23-27 (with Vorobyov V.).

46.   Trade names protection in the foreign countries/ Entrepreneurship and Law.- 2005.-№ 11.- P. 90-95.

47.   The questions of the approximation of trade names protection in Ukraine to the legislation of the European countries/ Entrepreneurship, economy and law.- 2005.-№ 12.- P. 17-21.

                    Comparative intellectual property law

48.      Codification of copyright and related rights in the European Union and CIS countries /Legea si Viata.-2016.- Martie 2016.- P. 19-22.

49.      Kapitsa Yuriy Protection of the rights to inventions and utility models in Ukraine and the implementation of the provisions of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union/ Visegrad Journal on Human Rights. 2017. Number 2, Part 1. P. 88-93.

50.      Kapitsa Yuriy Issues of Implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU in the field of intellectual property protection/ Visegrad Journal on Human Rights. 2017. No. 1, Part 2. P. 90-95.

51.      Kapitsa Yuriy EU Acquis and the provisions of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU in the field of intellectual property/ Legea si Viata. 2017. May 2017. pp. 63-66.

52.      Kapitsa Yuriy The reform of the protection of trade marks in the European Union and its impact on Ukrainian legislation / Actual problems of international relations .- 2016.- Issue 127, part 1.- P. 80-86.

53.      Kapitsa Yuriy Harmonization of the protection of commercial secrets in the European Union and the direction of perfection of Ukrainian legislation / Law and innovations .- 2016.- No. 1.- S. 251-256.

54.      Copyright and related rights in the information society  /Legal Ukraine. - 2006. - № 8.- P. 8 - 12 (with Stupak S.). .

55.      Rental and lending rights and certain rights related to copyright/Topical problems of the international relations.- 2004.- N 47 (Part I).- С. 111-117 (with S. Stupak).

56.  Protection of topographies of semiconductor products in the EU and Ukraine/Topical problems of international relations.-2005.- N 56 (Part. 1I).- P. 84-90 (with Vorobyov V.).

57.   The approximation of the trade names legislation of Ukraine to the legislation of the European countries /Legal protections of commercial indications in Ukraine: the problems of the theory and practice. Collection of research articles. - Kiev: Institute of State and Law, 2006.- P. 200-229.

58.   The carrying out of the comparative legal research of the Ukraine and EU Law: methodology questions/ Journal of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. - 2006.- № 9.- P. 56 – 67.

59.   Franchising agreements in the law of the EU and Ukraine/ Theory and practice of the intellectual property.- 2006.- № 4(30).- С. 18-25.

60.  Internal and External factors of the development of intellectual property legislation in Ukraine/ Journal of the State Department on legislation Approximation.- 2006.- № 1/2006(2).- P. 39-56.

61. The questions of the approximation of computer programs protection in Ukraine to that of the EU/Topical problems of the international relations.-2005.- N 53 (Part. 1I).- P. 102-106.

62. The directions of the harmonisation of the legislation of Ukraine in the field of Intellectual Property to the legislation of the European Union/ Law of Ukraine.-2005.- № 1.

63. The legal protection of the trade marks in the European Union and the improvement of the legislation of Ukraine/ Topical problems of the international relations.- 2005.- N 55 (Part. 2).- P. 95-103.

                   National regulation of IPR protection

64.  The problems of intellectual property protection in the Civil Code of Ukraine and the Commercial Code of Ukraine/Proceeding of the conference “The realisation of the Civil and Commercial Codes of Ukraine: problems and perspectives.- Кiev.: Institute of the Private Law and Entrepreneurship of the Law Academy of Ukraine, 2006.- P. 65-67.

65.  Intellectual property objects created at the expense of government finance: the legal  regulation of the IPR rights /The Law of Ukraine.- № 3.- 2005.- P. 72-76.

66.  The problems of the legal protection of the confidential information in Ukraine / Intellectual Property.-2004.- № 2. –  P. 21-29, 2004.- № 3. –  P. 27-33.

67.  Intellectual Property in the Ukraine: Problems of Commercialisation and Legal Protection /Intellectual Property Rights in  Central and Eastern Europe. – Amsterdam: NATO Science Series, 1998. – P. 167-175 (with  Shpak A).

                   Technology transferransfer

68.  The legal regulation of technology transfer in the European Union / Journal of the Kiev National University named after Taras Shevchenko. International relations.- 2009.- № 37.- P. 63-66.

69. International and legal regulation of technology transfer and national priorities: the problems of correspondence/Proceedings of the I International innovation forum of NIS and IX International conference “Problems and perspectives of the innovation development of the economy”.- Кiev, 2006.- P. 199-206.

70. Main steps of technology transfer/ Proceed. of WIPO International Seminar “Technology Transfer: conclusion the agreements and marketing”.-Kiev.: Academperiodika, 2002. - P. 46-56.

                    Innovation activity developmentlopment

71.  Academic institutions in the process of economic reform: from internal changes to  the improvements of legislative frameworks/ Government Laboratories: Transition and  Transformation. NATO Science Series.- Amsterdam, 2001.-P. 17-29.

72.  The mechanisms of the state support of technology transfer in the EU member states and the questions of improvement of technology transfer in Ukraine / Proceed. of the V International forum “Transfer of technology and innovations: business, government authorities, regions”. The State Agency for the science, innovation and informatisation of Ukraine.- К., 2011.- P. 74-79.

73.  The valuation of intellectual property in the research organisation / Bulletin of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. – 2002. – № 7. – P. 38-45. (with I. Malchevskiy, N. Aralova etc.).

74.  The draft of the Decree of President of Ukraine “On commercialisation of the intellectual property objects created at the expense of state budget”/ The report of the working group on developing of the Concept of research sphere of Ukraine ”.- К.: Publ. House „Academperiodika”, 2006.- P. 77-83.

75.  The questions of innovation activity management in the regions / Proceed. of science and practical conference «State and law reform in Ukraine»- Кiev, 1997. – P. 379-381.

76.  The system of Innovation Entrepreneurship Promotion in Ukraine / International Conference “Technology and Business Incubation Centres in Central and Eastern Europe and their role for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and East-West Co-operation, Berlin, 1995.- P. 150-155.