General information to know

Applicants Individuals and legal entities
Registrable Inventions and utility models
Patentability criteria For inventions: novelty, inventive step, industrial applicability

For utility models: novelty, industrial applicability

Objects of invention (utility model) Inventions: product (device, substance, cell culture of plant and animal, microorganism strains); process (method)

Utility models: device; process (method)

Opposition process for inventions During 6 months since the application is published
Post-grant opposition Inventions: within 9 months from the date of patent grant

Utility models: within the whole validity term and after termination

Fee reduction Reduced in case an inventor and an applicant are the same person:

Inventions: the discount is 90%

Utility models: the discount 80%

Validity of invention (utility model) Inventions: 20 years from the filing date

Utility models: 10 years from the filing date

Member of PCT, Paris Convention
POA Hard copy of the simply signed POA is required. No notarization or legalization is needed.
Patent Attorney Required for non-resident applicants/holders
Customs Only patented inventions can be entered into the Customs Register
Language Ukrainian