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TRADEMARK IN UKRAINE

Trademark in UkraineMIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to trademark registration in Ukraine including trademark search, registration, renewal of a trademark certificate, preparing and recordal of assignment and license agreements, recordal of changes as well as representing clients before courts. We do our best to represent our clients' interests in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Overview of the trademark registration procedure in Ukraine:
After the completion of filing procedure, the Official Notification of the receipt of the application is issued within 1-3 months and the application is published in the official online database, after that the Ukrainian trademark application undergoes substantive examination for about 9-11 months. On condition that the trademark meets the requirements of protectability, the grant decision is issued. If the registration and publication fees are paid in due course the trademark is registered, published and the certificate of registration is issued within 2-3 months.

The entire procedure of trademark registration in Ukraine takes from 14 to 16 months.

Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Ukrainian trademark attorney.

For filing a trademark application in Ukraine we need:
- Name and address of the applicant;
- Prints of the trademark;
- List of goods and/or services in accordance with the international classification;
- Certified copy of priority document if priority is claimed (may be filed to the Ukrainian Trademark Office within three months from the filing date);
- Signed Power of Attorney, legalization and notarization are not required (may be filed to the Ukrainian Trademark Office within two months from the filing date).

Opposition against application may be filed during the whole term of examination (but not later than 5 days before issuance of the decision about registration).

Grounds, institutions and terms for filing a cancellation after registration (issuance of the certificate):
1. Cancellation based on relative grounds may be filed to Court within the entire period of validity of the trademark;
2. Cancellation based on absolute grounds may be filed to Court within the entire period of validity of the trademark. As the cancellation is performed in court the principle of 3-year limitation of action can be imposed;
3. Cancellation based on non-use may be filed to Court. The grace period is 3 years from registration.

Trademark validity and renewal:
A trademark in Ukraine is valid for 10 years from the filing date and can be further renewed every 10 years. In Ukraine it is possible to apply for a renewal of a trademark within 6 months before the deadline. There is also a 6-month grace period which allows applying for a renewal after the deadline upon payment of a stipulated fine. Reinstatement of a lapsed trademark (after grace period expiration) is not possible.

Required documents: signed and (stamped) Power of Attorney.

For more information about trademark registration in Ukraine or quotation for filing and prosecution of the Ukrainian trademark application please contact us.

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