Entry in the national phase of the trademark registration
If you have a basic national registration of your trademark in your country, you also have the right to register the trademark in Ukraine if you are planning to develop your business here.
One of the ways to register a trademark in Ukraine is provided with so-called Madrid system of international registration of marks. It only can be used by natural or legal person who has a real and effective industrial or commercial enterprise, or residence in a country that takes a part in the Madrid Agreement or the Madrid Protocol, or who is a citizen of a country and/or has a place of business or residence in the intergovernmental organization that takes a part in the Protocol.
The Madrid system is based on presence of basic national or regional registration or application for registration of the trademark. Under the Agreement, an applicant who wishes to obtain an international registration of the trademark should already possess registration of the mark in the country of origin (basic registration). Under the Protocol, the international application must be based on certificate already registered by the Office in the country of origin (basic registration) or trademark application submitted to this Office (basic application). The international application may include only to the goods and services covered by the basic application or certificate.
Can a non-resident register a trademark in Ukraine?
Not only residents of Ukraine but also non-residents may register their trademarks in Ukraine. According to the Law of Ukraine "On Protection of Rights to Trademarks for Goods and Services" and international treaties ratified by the Supreme Council of Ukraine (Perliament) foreigners and stateless persons have equal rights and obligations with citizens of Ukraine for trademarks registration.
Foreigners and stateless persons realize their rights in intellectual property through patent attorneys immediately in relations with the central operating agency of the state policy in the field of intellectual property in accordance with normative legal act of Ukraine. Director of “ViConsult” company is a Patent Attorney of Ukraine with the registered number 329.
Ownership to the trademark is assigned by certificate. Validity of the certificate is 10 years from the filing date and it can be renewed with the request of the certificate owner every 10 years.
To start with registration you need to fill out the form.
Terms of the trademark registration under the national procedure:
The trademark registration cost for non-residents.
The cost of trademark registration depends on:
Advancement of registration provides for additional fees.
Our specialists will help you to calculate a cost of trademarks registration. You just have to send a request on e-male and get professional advice.