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Ukraine Trademark Registration 

 
Attorneys - Ukraine
 
Welcome:

My name is Alla Seryugina and I'm the representative Attorney in Ukraine.

I'll be personally in charge of your trademark registration process.
 
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A trademark attorney will process your trademark registration in Ukraine through the following steps:

 
Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices
 

 
Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices
 

 
Trademark Registration Certificate   Step 3. Trademark Registration Certificate:
Once your trademark application is approved, we will obtain your registration certificate.
Step 3 Prices
 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 18 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.

     

  • If I register my trademark in Ukraine, do I have protection in other territories?

    The territorial limit of registration is Ukraine. It is recommended that a trademark be registered according to both Ukrainian and Russian laws to obtain protection in Crimea.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    Yes, applicants are required to present a power of attorney.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?
    • Use may demonstrate acquired distinctiveness
    • Help overcome an objection to an application to register the trademark on the grounds of non-distinctiveness
  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    Attack on the ground of non-use is available.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Ukraine?
    • words
    • devices
    • names
    • light
    • slogans
    • certain three-dimensional shapes
    • colours
    • sounds
    • service marks
    • collective marks
    • well-known marks
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Ukraine?

    The order of the application process is as follows:

    1. Examination of the following:
      • formalities
      • classification
      • clarity
      • descriptiveness
      • distinctiveness
      • deceptiveness
      • conflict with prior registration
    2. Publication of the following:
      • name of applicant
      • application date
      • address of applicant
      • application number
      • goods/services
      • representation of trademark
      • priority claim information
      • index (indices) of International Classification of Figurative Elements of Marks
      • name of representative
      • address for correspondence
      • address of representative
    3. Registration
  • What type of trademark is not registrable?

    The following are not registrable as trademarks:

    • generic terms
    • names, flags or symbols of states, nations, regions or international organizations
    • marks that function principally as surnames
    • marks that contradict moral standards or public order
    • marks that function principally as geographic location names
    • marks that consist of hallmarks and official signs indicating control and warranty, seals, assay marks
    • non-distinctive trademarks
    • marks that consist of copyright-protected subject matter
    • marks that are descriptive or deceptive
    • marks that solely reflect the form caused by the natural state of goods
    • marks that consist of trade names that are known in Ukraine and belong to another person
    • marks that are identical or misleadingly similar to an already registered trademark in Ukraine
    • marks that consist of industrial designs
    • The Law of Ukraine "On Condemning Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) Totalitarian Regimes and the Prohibition of Their Propaganda Symbols" has been adopted

     

    Note: Please consult a trademark attorney.

  • Does Ukraine use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Ukraine uses the Nice Classification System.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Ukraine?

    The European Union Trade Mark registration, formerly a Community Trade Mark registration, is not effective in Ukraine.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Ukraine?

    The following requisites must be satisfied:

     

    • The applicant's home country is a member of the Paris Convention
    • The home application was filed within six months preceding the application in Ukraine
    • The applicant must file a priority declaration with reference to the date of filing of the earlier application and the application number
    • A copy of the application in Ukrainian is filed at the Patent Office within three months from the date the application
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    The trademark must be used within three consecutive years from the registration date. The amount of use can be minimal and must occur in

    Ukraine.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

    The initial term of a registration is 10 years calculated from the application date.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal date is 10 years from the application filing date.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    It is legally allowed to use an unregistered mark for any goods or services.


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