On August 5, 2011 partners with Konnov & Sozanovsky, Yevgeniya Derbal and Julia Semeniy, took part in the legal committee meeting of the Industrial Television Committee. The committee meeting was dedicated to the protection of TV-formats being important part of modern television industry. Among the experts engaged in the event were legal counsels of broadcast organizations and production studios.
Julia Semeniy made a presentation on protection of TV-formats in foreign jurisdiction - overview of court practice covering attempts to protect rights in TV-formats in Great Britain, the Netherlands, US, Brazil etc. on the basis of copyright. Following other presentations which were focused on the opinion of WIPO experts regarding protection of TV-formats and possible approaches on protection of the same in Ukraine, the participants also discussed Ukrainian and Russian court practice which may be considered relevant. It was agreed by all the participants that the topic shall be further discussed as well as legislative initiatives may be needed to facilitate better protection of TV-formats in Ukraine.