How to accelerate trademark registration?
Trademark registration in Ukraine takes about 2 years. During this time, the application goes through several stages of examination. The first step is setting the application date. Typically, the filing date is set immediately after the state filing fee has been paid (40100, 40200, 40300).
Once the filing date has been set, the application becomes "open".
The application will then be submitted for formal examination (approximately 6 months after the filing date).
At this stage, they check the application for compliance with the requirements of formal examination (the correctness of the submitted documents, compliance of the declared goods and / or services with the current edition of the ICTP, payment of state fees).
The third stage is qualification examination. At this stage, they check the application for compliance with the conditions for granting legal protection to the claimed mark for goods and services (lasts from 1.5 years).
Can the application deadlines be shortened?
So. Today it is possible to register a trademark under an expedited procedure. Accelerated trademark registration lasts 7-8 months. It is possible to order this service at Ukrpatent not earlier than 3 months from the date of application for registration.
Accelerated trademark examination will take 3 months from the date the funds were credited.
After this deadline, you will be sent a decision on the registration of the mark for goods and services. On the basis of the decision the state fee for publication (fee 41700) - 600.00 UAH, for each declared class of MCTP (additional 200.00 UAH in case if the color of marking is declared) and the state fee for issuing the certificate - 85.00 UAH should be paid.
After publication in the Industrial Property Bulletin, you will be sent a Trademark Certificate.
Therefore, it is possible to register a trademark in Ukraine within 7-8 months from the date of application.
Expedited registration fee:
A verbal or pictorial trademark in the first class of MCTP - 5220.00 UAH;
Combined trademark in 1 class of MCTP - 9396.00 UAH.