Recordal of changes

According to the Ukrainian patent legislation a request for the recordal of change of the applicant's name and/or address in respect of an application may be filed only before paying the official fees for grant and publication. In case said fees are paid it is possible to proceed with the recordal of change only after issuance of the Ukrainian patent.

The documents required for the recordal of change of the applicant's/patent owner's name in respect of one Ukrainian application/patent are as follows:

1) one original OR one notarized copy of the document confirming the change of name and/or address, for example, an extract from the company register, etc. Under the requirements of the Ukrainian patent legislation the confirmation document should obligatory contain information on both old and new names and/or addresses;

2) one original Power of Attorney from the applicant/patent owner with indication of the new company name, which should be signed and stamped with specifying authorized person's name and corporate position; notarization or legalization is not required, unless it is signed by an authorized signatory.

All the documents filed with the Ukrainian Patent Office should be translated into Ukrainian.

The procedure of change recordal takes about 2 months. As soon as the change is recorded an Extract from the Ukrainian Patent Register is issued.

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