Inventions and utility models
Obtaining patent protection in Ukraine is possible by using national patent system. Foreign clients are to be represented before Ukrainian patent and trademark office by a patent attorney admitted to practice before it. However, qualification of a patent attorney cannot be measured by mere certification to practice before a patent office - it shall be composed equally of scientific and technical knowledge on the one hand, and patent and legal education on the other, which includes keeping up with and studying constantly changing domestic and foreign patent law and procedures; skill and practical experience, which are gained through years of working in the industry, add to the attorney’s qualifications and suitability too.
Our patent attorneys stem from the fields of science and technology that are most in demand, which ensures that the attorney we appoint for each client has a degree in the field of the engineering solutions for which protection is sought – or a closely linked field at the very least. Where the client’s technology comprises solutions from different fields, several attorneys from the relevant fields may be involved in their patenting if such involvement is to the client’s benefit and the client approves it. However, in all cases, each our client is assigned a particular person within our team to discuss all issues concerning the protection of industrial property or related issues. Your patent attorney will design a strategy to protect your innovations that is tailored to your goals; he or she will outline the procedures for filing applications and obtaining patent registrations, in line with the overall strategy; he or she will be always at your assistance during patent examination and post grant patent life to advice and implement the most rational procedural steps.
Important information for foreign applicants:
PCT application shall enter into national phase in Ukraine during 31-month term with payment of filing fee and Ukrainian translation. In order to avoid additional expenses for term extension for filing of translation or payment of filing fee we recommend contacting with us on entering into national phase matters well before the expiration of 31-month term. Restoration of this term is available.
Ukrainian national patent application claiming a priority shall be filed during 12-months term. Restoration of priority is available.
According to Ukrainian foreign filing requirements Ukrainian applicants must file first patent application within UA PTO. Filing of first patent application in other countries or filing of PCT application directly to International bureau shall be considered as infringement of Ukrainian foreign filing requirements and may result invalidation of Ukrainian patent. Place of creation of invention is irrelevant.
We may take a responsibility for your patent application at any stage of examination.