Pursuant to the Ukrainian legislation, a registered trademark can be objected in a court cancellation proceeding only. A pending application can be objected by filing a corresponding opposition to it no later than 5 days before it is accepted or refused. In order to reveal a conflicting application, it is advisable to monitor a client’s mark at the public database of the Patent Office of Ukraine.
We render trademark surveillance services and draft and lodge oppositions against conflicting trademarks to safeguard our clients’ IP rights. We also negotiate voluntary withdrawal of conflicting applications and other amicable solutions to IP conflicts on our clients’ behalf.