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Registration trademark in Ukraine

Possible periods of registration of trademark in Ukraine:

  1. STANDARD registration period lasts 12-14 months.
  2. ACCELERATED registration period lasts 8-8,5 months.
  3. THE SHORTEST registration period lasts 4-4,5 months and it is often used for subsequent registration of domain name in the zone .UA.

So what can we recommend? Undoubtedly, the choice of the optimal period depends primarily on the planned financing of the registration procedure. On the one hand, to register the trademark in the domain zone .UA is reasonably to use the fastest procedure and in 4-4,5 months as the domain so the legal protection of the symbol are “in the pocket”. On the other hand, in accordance with the Civil Code of Ukraine, the property rights to the trademark become effective from the date that follows the date of filing. Although in this case there is a risk that the domain name can be intercepted by other applicants (if they use the fastest procedure). Perhaps the so-called middle period of registration is convenient for you; it is quite liberal on payment: the payment of accelerated examination should be made only in 6 months from the moment of filing. But in such case you will wait for the protection document and the domain registration .UA (if necessary) for an average 8-8,5 months.

What means our cooperation with you?

Firstly, our dear clients, you need only to formulate your order and tell us about it in convenient way for you. Next step is our work. We will promptly inform you about further actions, control the stages of registration and answer the questions of Ukrpatent etc. After filing, we pass its original or copy to you (at your choice), which will be stamped by Ukrpatent with the date of filing. And at the end of registration we will hand or send you Certificate of trademark registration and, if necessary, we will register the domain name in the zone .UA.

Cost of registering the trademark in Ukraine depends on:

  1. the number of declared classes for goods and services. The state charge is collected for each declared class both at the stage of application and at the stage of obtaining the certificate (it does not affect the cost of the Agency's services);
  2. the declared mark is colourful or without colour (i.e. black-and-white). Submission of the colourful trademark makes the registration procedure more expensive for UAH 600,00 (at the expense of additional payment of the state charges; it does not affect the cost of the Agency's services);
  3. the selected registration procedures. The shorter the period of registration, the more expensive the cost the procedure; and
  4. the type of trademark (verbal, design or combined). Let’s pay attention that it is only important when conducting the accelerated examination. The accelerated examination of combined trademark is much expensive than the accelerated examination of verbal or design trademark.
  5. the number of applicants mentioned in the application form. If the application form includes two or more applicants, the state charge for filing an application form is increased by 30% (it does not affect the cost of the Agency's services);
  6. whether the applicant is a resident or non-resident of Ukraine. According to the Decree of Cabinet of Ministers “On State Duty”, physical (legal) persons who reside (are) in Ukraine permanently, pay the state duty for obtaining a certificate in the amount of UAH 85,00. The physical (foreign legal) persons, who reside (are) outside Ukraine permanently, pay the state duty in the amount of USD 200,00.

Stages of registration:

Let’s consider the stages of the STANDARD registration:

  1. A preliminary search for identity and similarity (at applicant's request).
  2. Application for registration in Ukrpatent. One of the advantages of our Agency is the fast and at the same time competent preparing and filling an application form for registration at the day of your order or immediately at the next working day. This is significant because at the day of filing there is the priority, i.e. top ranking in the application process. All applications for similar trademarks, filed after yours, can not receive legal protection.
  3. Receipt of notice from Ukrpatent on fixing the filing date (acknowledgement of receipt). This notice confirms the date of receipt of application for registration and payment of the state charge for filing an application. It is available in about two or three weeks from the date of filing and payment of the state charge for its filing.
  4. Receipt the Solution of formal examination from Ukrpatent. This Solution comes about a year after filing the application form and confirms the accuracy of documents submitted for registration, the correctness of the classes in the application form etc.
  5. Receipt the Solution of the qualification examination (examination in essence) from Ukrpatent. This Solution comes about a year or a year and a half after the application filing. It indicates whether the submitted trademark meets the terms and conditions of granting legal protection and whether there are no grounds for refusal of registration.
  6. Receipt the Certificate of trademark registration in Ukraine. The Certificate is issued approximately two to four weeks after the receipt of the positive solution of the qualification examination and in case of payment of the necessary government payment for its reception.

Let’s consider the stages of the ACCELERATED registration:
The accelerated procedure of registration consists of the same stages of trademark registration as the standard registration procedure, the only difference is period of 8-8,5 months. The special feature is the stage of accelerated examination, which starts no earlier than six months from the date of application filing.

Let’s consider the stages of the SUPER-ACCELERATED registration:
The accelerated procedure of registration consists of the same stages of trademark registration as the standard registration procedure, the only difference is period of 2-2,5 months. The special feature is the stage of accelerated examination which starts at the same time as the filing of the application.

Who can be an applicant and in the subsequent an owner of the trademark:

  • legal entity (both resident and non-resident of Ukraine);
  • individual (both resident and non-resident of Ukraine);
  • a few individuals or legal entities.

The term of legal protection of trademark

The term of legal protection of trademark is 10 years from the date of application for registration in Ukrpatent. It can be extended at the request of the owner of the certificate each time for 10 years subject to payment of the state charge for its extension.

What stage of registration our cooperation is possible at?

If currently your application is already filed but not yet registered, you can turn to us for services of:

  • additional preliminary search after filing of the application (if you have any doubts about the reliability of results obtained earlier);
  • obtaining the copies of the application materials of the registered trademark, you are interested in, found in search results;
  • accelerated examination;
  • changes in the application materials, in particular in respect of the applicant (registration procedures for the transfer of rights to receive the Certificate);
  • the reasoned response to the arguments in favour of registration of the mark (with the prior denial of registration); - preparation and submission the objections against the decision on the application for your trademark to the Appeals Chamber of Ukrpatent (unless it made a final decision on refusal of registration of your trademark).

If today your application has already been registered, you can turn to us for services of:

  • registration procedures for the transfer of property rights to the trademark to another person;
  • the development of a licensing agreement and, if necessary, its state registration;
  • obtaining the copies of the application materials of the registered trademark you are interested in;
  • receiving an extract from the State Register concerning the information on your registered trademark (or concerning any other registered trademarks);
  • obtaining the duplicate of the Certificate of your trademark;
  • extension of the Certificate of your trademark;
  • the procedure of the international registration of your mark using the Madrid System.

We will be glad to provide you with services on other related issues such as:

  • logo design;
  • the recognition of your trademark;
  • preparing and submission in Ukrpatent the objections against the application for the trademark of other persons concerning its non-compliance with terms and conditions of legal protection (if there are any grounds for this);
  • registration and submission of documents to entry your trademark in the customs register to prevent movement of counterfeit goods across the customs border of Ukraine.