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Trademarks

Question: For how long a trademark certificate is valid?
Answer:

Trademark certificate is valid for 10 yeas of date of the application. This period may be prolonged sequentially for ten yeas for an unlimited number of times. A related state fee is paid for the prolongation.


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Question: What documents are needed to register a trademark?
Answer:
  1. A mandate letter for filing an application containing the following information:
    • Name of Applicant according to Articles of Association;
    • Applicant’s legal address;
    • Applicant’s address for correspondence;
    • a list of goods and services applied for trademark.
  2. Trademark image in 12 copies, size 8 x 8 cm (photo, printed image or a computer file in JPG, TIFF, CDR formats);
  3. Power of attorney (please link to a power of attorney form);*
  4. For convention priority applications: a certified copy of a priority document;**
  5. For exhibition priority applications: a document confirming participation in the exhibition;**

* Documents set forth in paragraph 3 may be submitted later, within 2 moths of the date of application.

** Documents set forth in paragraphs 4, 5 may be submitted later, within 3 moths of the date of application.


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Question: How long does trademark registration take in Ukraine?
Answer:

Generally, registration of a trademark in Ukrainian Patent Office takes 1.5 - 2 years.


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Question: What is the shortest period for trademark registration?
Answer:

If an express examination request is filed the registration can take 6 to 8 months. In case of international application according to Madrid Agreement and/or Madrid Protocol procedures it is possible to hold the express examination within 2-3 months. If the express examination is ordered, than, in addition to state fees, it is necessary to pay for services of Patent Office according to tariffs in force.


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Question: Can a physical person apply for a trademark?
Answer:

According to Ukrainian legislation, the Applicant may be both a legal entity and a physical person. Beside that, several physical the legal persons may become applicants.


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Question: Which date is considered a trademark effective date?
Answer:

The rights for a registered trademark come into force form the date of filing the application.


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