07 DEC 2016

The Meeting between Experts of State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine and 'Ukrpatent' and US lawyer Leo Gureff was held

On December 7, at State Enterprise 'Ukrainian Intellectual Property Institute' (Ukrpatent), the meeting dedicated to consideration of world IP trends, peculiarities of patenting and trademark registration in the US took place. IPStyle Patent Law Company contributed to its organization and arrangement.

The main speaker of the event was Leo Gureff, the lawyer at MG-IP, USA, who spoke on IP practice in the USA. Most of the meeting was held in the format of a productive companionship. Leo Gureff informed the audience, which consisted of experts and lawyers of the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine and Ukrpatent, about the main elements of the US patent system, the requirements to specialists of the patent scope, the differences between patent agents and patent attorneys, filing and assisting in process of patenting and trademark registration.

Director for Examination of Ukrpatent Nataliia Petrova, in turn, told about the features of patent examination in Ukraine, pointing on some of the common and distinctive features in the work of patent offices. IPStyle Director Mariya Ortynska also paid attention to the issues of patents' breadth to meet the applicant's needs and development of strategy for IP protection. Acting Chairwoman of Ukrainian State IP Service Antonina Malysh and Head of Division of Legal Support in Industrial Property Sphere Inna Shatova also contributed to the discussion.

Summarising the meeting, Nataliia Petrova thanked Leo Gureff and IPStyle representatives for providing the opportunity for Ukrainian experts to get information about the specifics of the US patent system functioning "first-hand", and expressed the wish for further productive cooperation and regular exchange of experience.

According to the material of State Enterprise 'Ukrainian Intellectual Property Institute' (Ukrpatent) (link to the source). Original language - Ukrainian.