What Can Be Protected As An Invention?
What Cannot Be Protected As An Invention?
Deadline: For national patent registration in Ukraine, the application would have to be filed with the Ukrainian Patent Office (UKRPATENT) within twelve (12) months from the priority date.
Representation: A foreign client must be represented at the Ukrainian Patent office by a registered Ukrainian Patent Attorney.
Translation: Application materials should be translated and filed in the Ukrainian language.
Formal Examination: The process for the examination of Patent Applications in Ukraine includes a formal examination within two (2) months after filing, for the crosschecking of required documentation. In the case of accurate documentation, a notification of the positive outcome of the formal examination will be issued.
Substantive Examination: A petition for substantive examination should be filed on the client’s request within three (3) years from the application filing date in which the invention will be checked for novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability. The patent is issued or not, after the completion of the substantive examination and in accordance with the results of said examination.
Office Action: In case of Office Action, our Ukrainian Patent Attorney will carefully review the Office Action to provide a Legal Opinion and discuss with the Applicant options available in overcoming said Office Action.
Duration: The procedure for registration of a patent in Ukraine usually takes twelve (12) months in case of smooth registration.
Maintenance: Maintenance fees regarding the patent are required to be paid annually with annuity for the following year being made in the current year of validity.
Fees: If the applicant and the inventor are the same natural person, then the official fees (except the official fee for patent issuance) will be reduced by 90%. The patent is issued after payment of the relevant fees.
Validity: In Ukraine a patent is valid for twenty (20) years with a possibility to renew for another five (5) years.
Required documents for Filing a Patent Application in Ukraine: