Trademark Ukraine

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I. Filing a trademark application in Ukraine;
II. Additional information regarding the filing requirements.
 
Under Law of Ukraine "On Protection of Rights in Trademarks and Service Marks" a trademark is sign capable of individualizing goods, active jobs or services natural persons or legal entities. 
The Trademark Certificate is valid for 10 (ten) years from the date of receipt of the application by the Patent Office of Ukraine. The validity of the Trademark Certificate can be extended for next 10 (ten) years.
We have multiclass trademark registration system in Ukraine. Nice Classification of goods and services is applicable in Ukraine.
I. Filing a trademark application in Ukraine
1. Forms (documents) required for filing of trademark application:
a) Filing particulars - name, country of incorporation and address of the Applicant(s); 
b) the image of the trademark;
c) the list of goods for which the trademark registration is applied for, grouped under headings of the International Classification of Goods and Services;
d) Certified copy of the priority application (when claiming priority according to Paris Convention);
e) Power of Attorney signed by authorized person on behalf of Applicant (POA does not need notarization or legalization).
2. Requirements for prosecution of the application:
a) Official filing fee shall be paid for each Class within 2 (two) months from the filing date;
b) Certified copy of the priority application shall be filed within 3 (three) months from the filing date (when claiming priority according to Paris Convention);
c) Power of Attorney can be filed when filing trademark application or later on the formal examination stage;
d) Granting fees shall be paid within 3 (three) months from the date of Granting Decision receipt.
II. Additional information regarding the filing requirements
1. According to applicable Ukrainian regulations a single General Power of Attorney can be used for all trademark applications filed in the name of one applicant.
2. Practically all terms in filing and prosecution of application can be extended by way of filing special petition and payment of definite extension official fee.

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