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INVENTIONS AND UTILITY MODELS IN UKRAINE

Objective

To get protection of the invention (utility model) in Ukraine. Since the drawing up of an invention (utility model) application requires a lot of experience and knowledge, it is necessary to refer to a specialist – a patent attorney.

Process

It is necessary to file a properly prepared application for an invention (utility model) to Ukrpatent and pay the fee. For utility models the formal examination is conducted on the application, and, as a result, Ukrpatent sends a decision on granting a patent (or a preliminary refusal). If the decision is positive, a fee for the patent grant and a fee for publication are paid, after that the applicant receives a patent for the utility model. The patent term for a utility model is 10 years from the date of filing the application, provided that annual fee is paid every year for maintaining the patent in force.
For an invention application, a qualification examination is mandatory. An examination petition may be submitted within 3 years from the date of filing the application. Based on the results of the qualification examination, a decision is taken to issue a patent for an invention or to refuse to issue an invention. If the decision is positive, the state fee is paid for the patent issuance and the fee for publication, after which the applicant receives a patent for the invention. The validity period of a patent for an invention is 20 years from the date of filing an application provided that an annual fee is paid every year for maintaining the patent in force.

Needs to be provided from an applicant

 Since the drawing up of an application for an invention (utility model) requires a lot of experience and knowledge, it is necessary to contact a specialist – a patent attorney who will determine the amount of information required.
Also it is necessary to give a power of attorney to the patent attorney (not to notarize).

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