One of the basic requirements of the Ukrainian patent law is that an application for an invention made by Ukrainian citizen shall be first filed within the Ukrainian PTO. Failure to observe such requirement may result in penalizing the offender, particularly by invalidation of patent in the territory of Ukraine.
Perhaps the most convenient way to observe this requirement for a foreign company having among inventors a Ukrainian citizen is filing applications for their inventions within the Ukrainian PTO.
Our law firm may be your agent for filing with national patenting in neighbouring to Ukraine countries where in Russia your applications will be filed and prosecuted by our closest partners – number one IP protection firm in Russia “Gorodissky&Partners”. In other jurisdictions we will select for you the most appropriate agent from the network of our cooperating companies.
When selecting such particular company we follow the same principles that guide us when providing you services in Ukraine – namely, our client must be represented by a patent attorney with in-depth knowledge of, and academic qualification in, the field of the invention, along with sufficient expertise and a spotless business reputation.