Patent maintenance in UkraineThe term of protection for utility model is 10 years from the filing date, for invention - 20 years from the filing date. In order to keep a patent in force patent maintenance fees (also know as patent annuities or patent renewal fees) must be made to Ukrainian patent office. The patent can be terminated in case of non-payment of the annual fee for maintaining.
The first payment of fee shall be submitted to the Office within 4 months from the date of patent publication. A document confirming payment of maintence fee for each subsequent year shall be forwarded to the Office annualy. Term of payment could be extended for 12 month. In this case, the annual fee is increased by 50 %.
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