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Ukraine, being the second largest country in Europe, invites ample opportunity for innovative development. One of the biggest economy sectors of the country is agriculture. Official implementation of electronic transactions facilitates obtaining protection and defending intellectual property rights. The national currency of Ukraine is hryvnia.

A variety of IP objects are available in Ukraine:

– Inventions or utility models, through national patent applications or PCT entry

– Trademarks, through national trademark applications or Madrid registrations

– Industrial designs, through national applications or the Hague System

– Appellations of origin and geographical indications

– Copyright

– Computer programs

– Plant varieties and animal breeds

The Ukrainian Patent and Trademark Office conducts correspondence only in Ukrainian language. Any foreign applicant needs to appoint a local Patent Attorney for handling its IP matters before the Office. In most cases, the appointment can be confirmed with a copy of signed Power of Attorney.

Average examination timeframe by the Ukrainian Patent and Trademark Office is about 30 to 36 months for inventions and utility models, about 18 to 24 months for trademarks, and about 9 to 12 months for industrial designs. Trademark prosecution involves publishing the trademark for oppositions by third parties.

When an IP-related matter proceeds to court, they are considered by a commercial court or the Appeal Chamber, depending on the case. An attorney well-versed in the local court practice will ensure protection of the client’s best interest in any matter.

For general information on the costs, please contact us at quotes@patentica.com or info@patentica.com, and we will be happy to provide a precise calculation for your particular situation, including any unorthodox matters. If it concerns potential oppositions, litigation or other such cases that are usually based on an hourly rate, please send us a brief description of the circumstances. We will analyze the case and prepare a detailed professional estimation of associated costs.