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Ukraine

  • International Country Code:

    UA
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +02:00
  • Currency:

    Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH)

Industrial Design in Ukraine

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing an industrial design application in Ukraine as well as other design fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple design application

It is possible to request registration of several designs (multiple application) if the designs concern the same LOC class. An additional fee must be paid for each additional design included in the application.

  • Filing requirements of design application in Ukraine

The deadline for filing an industrial design application claiming priority is six months from the date of priority. The restoration of this term is not possible.

The official language of the proceedings is Ukrainian. The industrial design application may be filed in any language, and the filing date will be established. However, the Ukrainian translation should be filed with the Patent Office within two months from the filing date.

To obtain the date of filing an industrial design application in Ukraine should contain:

- request to register an industrial design in Ukraine;
- information about the applicant(s);
description of the design;
- drawings.

For claiming priority it is necessary to provide a certified copy of the Priority Document along with the Ukrainian translation thereof within three months from filing the application.

The original Power of Attorney may be provided simultaneously with filing of the design application, within two months from the filing date or the receipt date of the corresponding Office Action from the Ukrainian Patent Office. The legalisation or notarization is not required.

  • Examination of a design application in Ukraine

Industrial design application in Ukraine is examined according to the formal requirements only.

  • Novelty grace period

According to the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement, disclosure of the information about the industrial design within 12 months before filing the application or priority date, if it is claimed, does not disprove the novelty of the industrial design, in case the disclosure is made by the designer or person who directly or indirectly received this information from the designer.

  • Grant, validity and design renewal fees

The applicant must pay the publication and issuance fees as well as the first post-grant annuities within three months from the date of receipt of the Decision to grant a certificate of registration. This term is extendable for six additional months by paying an extra fee. Subsequent renewal fees are to be paid within two months prior to the 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th anniversary of the filing date. The grace period also constitutes 6 months. Validity term of design in Ukraine is five years from the filing date and may be extended upon request of the certificate of registration holder but no longer than for 25 years.

  • Duration of registration procedure

The procedure of the design registration in Ukraine usually takes from 6 to 12 months.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

It is required for foreigners to perform industrial design prosecution in Ukraine through an agent, a registered Ukrainian patent attorney.

  •  Note

Online Search Databases: Ukrainian Industrial Designs, International Designs.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 19.05.2022
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Ukrainian IP Laws

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