Patents

The first patent of Ukraine issued in December 1992. Since then, the Patent Office of Ukraine (Ukrpatent) as the examining body has grown from a small scientific and research institution to WIPO’s International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

A future patent of Ukraine undergoes qualification examination and secures protection to a novel, inventive and industrially applicable product or process, as well as a new use of a known product or process. The patent issues for 20 years and is subject to payment of annuities upon grant.

A utility model patent in Ukraine can be issued for the same subject matters, which only do not need to be inventive, and is valid for 10 years only. As a utility model application does not undergo substantive examination, the subsequent utility patent is vulnerable to cancellation at court if it does not comply with the patentability criteria.

We have been handling patent portfolios of foreign clients from filing to grant since 1992 and can assure you that our experience in this field is very deep. Most of applications we handle are national phase PCT applications and Paris convention applications in the name of European, U.S. and some Japanese applicants.

For over 25 years, we have successfully overcome numerous Office Actions issued at substantive examination stage and achieved grant of strong patents for our clients. We have handled applications in the field of pharmaceuticals, medicine, agriculture, including plant protection preparations, pesticides, herbicides, genetic engineering, food industry, mechanics, railway, construction, metal working, gas industry, and others.

If you entrust us with handling a patent application in Ukraine, you can be assured that we will take every effort to have it granted in line with your or your client’s needs and objectives.

We also provide maintenance and recordal services for granted patents at competitive prices.

In 2018, our firm was ranked third in Tier 2 in Patent Prosecution by IP Stars of Managing Intellectual Property: https://www.ipstars.com/firms/grischenko-and-partners/f-3553#/rankings. In 2019, we maintained our position in the ranking: https://www.ipstars.com/countries/ukraine/ua.

Link to Ukrpatent’s website: https://ukrpatent.org/en.