COUNTRY : UKRAINE
CAPITAL : KIEV
LANGUAGE : UKRAINIAN & RUSSIAN
MEMBER : HAGUE AGREEMENT, BERNE CONVENTION, WIPO, WTO-TRIPS, PARIS CONVENTION, PCT
Protection to Design is provided at a two tier level in Ukrain:
Direct Filing with National Patent & Trademark office
Kindly refer our guide under the Hague system.
WHY PROTECT DESIGNS IN UKRAINE? Patent law deals in ‘behind the scenes’ aspects of a company or organization as it deals with inventions that are not easily accessible by the general public. Designs along with Trademarks on the other hand, are the ‘visual medium’ which aid in brand projection, recognition, association and retention by existing and potential customers. To prevent rivals from copying industrial designs, it is therefore an important and strategic aspect in the protection of intellectual property rights. Therefore, as with all IP, it is better to begin protection of designs at the earliest before disclosure with the general public.