Patents

Novelty as an Invention Patentability Criterion

Article of Iryna Ortynska in listing magazine Ukrainian Law Firms 2016. A Handbook for Foreign Clients

The modern economy is driven by technology with thousands of invention patents registered around the world annually. If you want to protect your invention, you need to act quickly and effectively because it might be quite possible that in the same hour a scientist somewhere at the other end of the world invents something similar to ...

2016-11-23 more info

What we need to know about Patenting of Industrial designs in Ukraine?

Ukraine is a member of Paris Convention (1883), Hague Agreement (1960), Locarno Agreement (1968). Patent on an industrial design can be obtained by author of industrial design, employer of the author, successors of the author or author’s employer and other natural persons or legal entities who obtained this right according to the contract.  The object of the industrial design may ...

2008-09-28 more info

Patent Trolls in Ukraine

Activity of non-practicing entities, usually called patent trolls, is a big problem in many countries. Typically, business of patent trolls is based on earning money using innovative decisions invented by other people. In Ukraine strategy of patent trolls differs from other countries. It rests on patenting well-known objects, such as, hangers, toothpicks, wheels. The main purpose of ...

2008-09-28 more info

What advantages does patent search provide? Types of patent search

Many inventors underestimate patent search, considering that all necessary information for patenting can be found by using web search engines and free online patent databases. Even without taking into account that not always all information is open and its analysis can be demanding, many people do not know about all aims the patent search can help to achieve. Patent search includes not only ...

2008-09-28 more info

Special requirements for Eurasian patent

If you have decided to grant a patent for invention, you have several options: national applications (protection in selected country); filing an application for a regional system – the Eurasian Patent; protection through the international application under the PCT. Eurasian patent provides only invention protection. It is valid for 20 years on the territory of the Eurasian Patent ...

2018-09-28 more info