Priority Deadline: For filing of a Utility Model Application in Ukraine with claiming priority, the application would have to be filed within twelve (12) months from the priority date. A certified copy of the priority application should be filed with the UPTO within three (3) months following the application filing date.
Novelty Period: The novelty grace period for a Utility Model in Ukraine is twelve (12) months after the disclosure of the Utility Model and before application filing.
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 Utility Model Applications in Ukraine includes a formal examination within two (2) to three (3) months after filing, for the crosschecking of required documentation. In the case of accurate documentation, the decision to grant the patent will be issued under the responsibility of the applicant.
Substantive Examination: There is no substantive examination for Utility Model Applications in Ukraine.
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 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. A failure to pay maintenance fees can result in the cancellation of the patent.
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 80%. The patent is issued after payment of the relevant fees. The term for payment is three (3) months from the date of receipt of the decision.
Validity: In Ukraine a Utility Model is valid for ten (10) years from the date of filing.
Required documents for Filing a Utility Model Application in Ukraine: