How to register a Copyright in Ukraine?


Copyright in Ukraine Ukraine is a party to: Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works; World Copyright Convention; the International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations ("Rome Convention"); WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty; WIPO Copyright Treaty; Brussels Convention on the distribution of program-carrying signals transmitted by satellite; Agreement on cooperation in the field of copyright and related rights.
The registration of copyright is not obligatory.

The registration of copyright is:
  • - The evidence of your declared rights of a certain date;
  • - The facilitation of the process of your proof of authorship in court;
  • - The facilitation of the process of re-registration of copyright.

Objects that can be registered:
- works of science, literature and art, and agreements concerning copyright on works.

An application for registration of copyright shall include:
  • Completed application;
  • Copy of the work in material form;
  • Document indicating that fact and the date of publication of the work (if any);
  • Document or a copy of the fee payment for preparations for copyright registration;
  • Document on fee payment for registration, the issuance of the certificate;
  • The Power of Attorney, executed in due course, if the application is filed by the Attorney.

The application for registration of the agreement concerning copyright to work, should include:
  • Completed application;
  • Copy of the work in material form;
  • Copy of copyright agreement, confirming the assignment of property rights or assignment of the right to use the work;
  • Document on fee payment for preparation for registration of agreement concerning copyright;
  • The Power of Attorney, executed in due course, if the application is filed by the Attorney.

The application may be filed in the name of natural person or legal entity. Term of registration and certification by the State Intellectual Property Service is made within 2 months from the date of application.

For information on the cost of registration, see here.