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Axon Partners Supports Ukrainian Public Procurement IT System

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Axon Partners is reporting that it is working with the administrator of Ukraine’s state-owned ProZorro public procurement electronic system, which the firm reports is "being transformed into an IT company implementing innovative projects in Ukraine."

According to Axon Partners, "ProZorro is an electronic system with an open source code intended to facilitate the public procurement procedure and make it transparent and efficient, [while] preventing corruption and avoiding a lot of red tape." The firm reports that “as a result of public procurement reform, ProZorro has become subject to compulsory implementation in Ukraine," and says that "in addition, the system has been intentionally appreciated during the World Procurement Awards 2016."

Axon Partners’s work involves monitoring IP rights for all elements of the ProZorro software system and "checks whether the open-source is used correctly," as well as providing legal advice "concerning the use of the ProZorro trademark by parties who train to use the system, and [helping] to deal with all issues arising during the work with electronic platforms that are joining with ProZorro."

The Axon Partners lawyers working on the matter include Bogdan Duchak, Oksana Kochkodan, and Yevgenia Gireva.