Registration of trademarks in Ukraine

We offer a comprehensive approach to trademark protection based on a thorough preliminary analysis of the client's business to clearly define goods and services, market research, and analysis of possible refusals to grant legal protection. We do all this before filing an application for registration of a trademark.

 

​ It allows for:

  • fast processing of documents;
  • effective response to official requests from the IP Office in case of possible conflicts;
  • optimization of costs and possible financial risks.
ALL COSTS OF REGISTRATION OF TRADEMARK RIGHTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE STANDARD FEE AMOUNT, WHICH GIVES THE CLIENT THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRE-APPROVE THE BUDGET

PROCEDURE FOR TRADEMARK REGISTRATION IN UKRAINE

The application package includes: application (with fully indicated applicant`s data), mark image, list of goods and services in accordance with the Nice Classification for which legal protection is requested, simply power of attorney in the name of a patent attorney.

Filing of a power of attorney and payment of official fees can be made within two months from the date of application.

At this stage, the IP Office checks whether the application meets the formal requirements: whether the classification of goods and services in accordance with the Nice Classification of Goods and Services is accurate, whether a power of attorney is complete and relevant, correctness of the mark description, correctness of the fees paid, absolute reasons for refusal (compliance with the principles of morality, etc.).

During the examination, a search is conducted by the IP Office to identify similar or identical marks applied for/registered in respect of the same classes of goods and services under the Nice Classification. At this point the Examiner may cite a mark having an earlier filing date or a mark recognized as well-known in Ukraine.

A third party may file an opposition against granting legal protection to your mark. The examiner must send it to the applicant for review. Such an opposition will be considered by the examiner if it is filed at least five days before the decision to register the trademark is made.

These oppositions are usually filed to inform the examiner in order to prevent a possible conflict in the event of a decision to register the mark despite potential conflicts.

Based on the results of the examination, a decision is issued on the compliance of the designation with the requirements for granting legal protection. The official trademark registration fee and the trademark publication fee should be paid within 3 months after the issuance of the trademark registration decision.

is carried out one month after the payment of these fees.

Must be performed every ten years, counting from the filing date of the application.

Cost of TM registration in Ukraine (UAH)

Filing of the application:

official fee: 3000 UAH for 1 class

patent attorney's fee: 3800 UAH.


Issuance of the Registration Certificate

state fee for registration: 85 UAH.

publication fee: from UAH 600

 

patent attorney's fee: 1000 UAH.

The fee must be paid within 3 months from the date of the decision to issue a trademark registration certificate (9-24 months from the date of filing the application)

Fees for renewal of the Certificate (every 10 years):

official fee: UAH 12,000 for one class of NCTP + UAH 1,200 for each subsequent class.

patent attorney's fee: 1500 UAH.

IMPORTANT THINGS ABOUT THE USE OF TRADEMARKS IN UKRAINE
  • The use of a trademark is not required for registration, however, if the registered mark has not been used within five consecutive  years after the date of registration, the certificate may be terminated early on the grounds of non-use at the initiative of the interested party as a result of a court decision.
  • An objection to registration may be filed by third  party within three months from the date of publication of information on the filing of the application
GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL OF LEGAL PROTECTION
  • descriptiveness
  •  likelihood of confusion with a previously
    filed/well-known trademark;

  • misleading the consumer;
  • infringement of the rights of third parties;
  • contradiction to the moral standards

Documents required to apply for registration

For legal entities:

Name of the applicant's legal entity;

Address of the applicant;

Identification number

For individuals:

Full name, address

The image of the sign must be placed on an area of 8 by 8 cm in good resolution.

The list of goods and services for which legal protection is required in accordance with the International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification - 11th edition).

The power of attorney must be simply signed by an authorized person of the legal entity.