PRE-SEARCH – checking the designation for identity or similarity with trademarks already registered or filed for registration in Ukraine or under the International procedure in the United States, Europe, Asia or any other country in the world.
trademarks registered in Ukraine under the national procedure;
trademark applications filed for registration in Ukraine under the national procedure;
Extension of international registrations with the indication "Ukraine" to the territory of Ukraine;
Internet resources to study the domestic market.
In Ukraine, unlike in many other countries, the rightful owner of a trademark or any interested party may object to attempts to "unfairly" register a trademark identical to its own or its imitation no later than 5 days before a decision on the issuance of a trademark certificate is made. After such a decision, the certificate can only be appealed in court. To find out if there are any "unfair" applications for registration and to file timely objections to such registration, it is necessary to conduct periodic searches in the database of the state organization "Ukrainian National Office of Intellectual Property and Innovations" (UKRNIPI).