Law of Ukraine

"On Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of India on Scientific and Technological Cooperation"

Date of entry into force:
December 18, 2013

The Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of India on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (hereinafter referred to as "Agreement") was signed on December 10, 2012 in New Deli.

The Constitution of Ukraine (Article 85, paragraph 32) states that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine provides consent for Ukraine to be bound by international agreements. And, according to Article 9 of the Law of Ukraine "On International Agreements of Ukraine", the Agreement is subject to ratification.

The Law ratifies the Agreement.

According to Article 1 of the Agreement, the Party States shall facilitate development of bilateral cooperation based on the principles of equality and mutual benefit, in the sphere of science and technologies, and in spheres of mutual interest, with regard to the experience of the Party States scientists and specialists, and future possibilities.

The Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine, on the Ukrainian side, and the Ministry of Science and Technologies, the Government of the Republic of India, on the Indian side, shall provide for implementation of the Agreement provisions, and shall be referred to as Authorized Institutions for the purposes of the Agreement. Cooperation between the Party States in the sphere of science and technologies shall be carried out by the Joint Ukrainian-Indian Committee for Research and Technological Cooperation, which shall meet for scheduled sessions once per two years (Article 2 of the Agreement).

According to Article 3 of the Agreement, scientific and technological cooperation under the Agreement is carried out according to the legislation of the Party States, using, among others, the following methods:
  • exchange of scientists, researchers, specialists and educators for the purposes of research and exchange of scientific ideas;
  • exchange of scientific and technical information, publications, and other scientific documents;
  • holding bilateral scientific and technical seminars and symposiums in the sphere of science and technology, and in the issues that hold interest for both states;
  • holding international conferences and exhibitions in the sphere of science and technologies;
  • jointly determining scientific and technical problems, formulating and implementing joint research programs that will application of scientific breakthroughs in the industry, agriculture and other fields, creating conditions for application of joint research and the exchange of experience and know-how arising from it.

The Party States shall facilitate improvement of cooperation between scientific libraries, centers for scientific and technical information, and research institutions, for exchange of books, periodicals, and bibliographical references (Article 6 of the Agreement).

Article 8 of the Agreement establishes that protection of intellectual property rights shall be carried out according to the legislation of the Party States and international agreements they are party to. Scientific and technological information received as a result of cooperation under the Agreement that is not protected by patents and is owned by the Party States and the cooperating organizations, cannot become property of a third party without prior written consent of both parties or cooperating organizations, unless otherwise agreed on by the Party States and cooperating organizations in accordance with the national legislation of the Party States.
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