PATENT FILING IN UKRAINE
Ukraine is the second largest contiguous country on the European continent, after the Russian Federation. Ukraine joined WIPO in 1970. Ukrpatent is the only institution in Ukraine authorized to deal with Intellectual Property (IP) matters. On 16th May 2008, Ukraine became a member of the World Trade Organization, as a result of which it is has made the amendments to its patent laws to make its patent filing process convenient and efficient at global platform. The industrial sectors that account for the vast majority of commercialised patents in Ukraine are Chemicals, Biotechnology and Electronics.
There are many more potential sectors which are yet to be explored. With the vision of the Ukrainian government for boosting the patent filings, GPF is dedicated in providing the one stop solution of all the requirements of patent filings. GPF can assist in efficiently and promptly, using accurate translations, filing of patent applications. GPF along with Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) has tremendous experience in dealing with Patent Filing/ Prosecution as per Ukrainian Patent Laws, and can assist in hand-holding through the complete prosecution lifecycle of a Patent.
- Ukrainian Translation of the Priority/ PCT Document.
- Power of Attorney (PoA).
A patent application can be filed in Ukraine as any of the following applications in Ukrainian:
Paris Convention based national entry.
PCT National Phase based national entry.
Publication of Ukrainian patents takes place within 18 months of priority date.
Request for examination has to be made within 36 months from the international filing date.
Payment of annuities is not stipulated for the pending patent applications in Ukraine. The first post grant annuities are paid within 4 months from publication of the patent. All next annuities are counted starting from the filing date and are paid before a beginning of the next year. Protection of the Patent is for 20 years from the International Filing Date.