Oppositions and cancellations
Pursuant to the Ukrainian legislation, a registered trademark can be cancelled in a court proceeding only, the outcome of such proceeding is usually unpredictable and rather costly. That’s why it is more effective to take proactive measures by monitoring the publication of new trademark applications in the Official Bulletin and filing a timely opposition against a conflicting application.
At present, the Patent Office publishes all trademark applications once the official filing date has been established. The Official Bulletin can be accessed here: https://sis.ukrpatent.org/en/bulletin/.
An opposition against a pending application can be filed within 3 months from its publication.
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, which can be accessed here: https://sis.ukrpatent.org/en/search/simple/.
We render trademark surveillance services and file oppositions against conflicting trademarks to safeguard our clients’ IP rights. We also negotiate voluntary withdrawal of conflicting applications or registrations (fully or partly) and other amicable solutions to IP conflicts on our clients’ behalf.