Information search and patent research - this is one of the key moments
of intellectual property rights, which may serve as a guarantee of
obtaining the protection for a trademark and is a benchmark in the
beginning of a new invention.
For example, before filing any application for registration of a
trademark, it is necessary to know whether it is identical or
confusingly similar to a trademark previously registered or submitted
for registration in Ukraine on behalf of another person ? As the
issuance of a certificate of registration of a trademark is made on the
basis first came first served.
While a person invents a new device or method of a production, it is
strongly recommended to establish the novelty and the state of Уprior
artФ as for the invention in the relevant scientific field.
We will conduct information searches and patent searches, and will
present the result of search with appropriate recommendations.
Conducting searches will save your time and money.
Trademark is a designation, enabling consumers to distinguish goods or
services of one undertaking from the goods or services of other
Registering a trademark provides an exclusive right to use a registered
trademark. This means that a trademark may only be used by its owner.
Registering a trademark provides legal certainty and reinforces the
status of the owner, for example, in the event of a lawsuit.
We will advise on all matters relating to the registration of a
trademark, to make the necessary list of goods and/or services, we will
prepare the necessary documents and will submit an application. If the
examination body asks the question about the filed designation we will
answer for all their questions, and we will conduct prosecution of the
application till the issuance of the certificate of registration.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS (DESIGNS)
Industrial design - it's an artistic and aesthetic solution to the
product that define its shape, pattern or color.
One of the main factors influencing consumer preferences in the choice
of a product is the visual perception. When the specifications of the
product offered by different manufacturers are almost the same,
consumers will make their choice basing on the price and aesthetic
perception. Therefore, the registration of the industrial design
establishes the protection to one of the distinctive elements that
determine market success.
We will make a description of the industrial design in such way as to
protect all the essential features of the product. We will prepare the
necessary drawings and illustrations, and we will file an application
for registration, will prosecute the application till the date of
issuance of a patent.
INVENTION (UTILITY MODEL)
Invention - a new solution to a technical problem. The problem may be
old or new, but in order to become the invention, the solution must
necessarily be new.
Few inventions meet patentability criteria. Legislation states that the
invention should meet the following conditions:
- Usefulness. The invention must have practical application or possess
certain industrial applicability.
- Novelty. It must have some new feature, which is unknown to existing
knowledge (called "prior art").
- Non-obviousness. It must involve an inventive step, which cannot be
deduced by a person with average knowledge in the art.
Utility models - this invention, which is not difficult technically, or
invention, short-lived from a commercial point of view , such as
inventions in the field of mechanics.
We will make a description of the invention (utility model) in full
compliance with the essential requirements, we will prepare the
necessary drawings, and we will file an application and will prosecute
the application till the issuance of a patent.
Person who owns a patent or trademark certificate, called the rights
holder. Once a patent or certificate is issued, anyone who wishes to use
the invention or trademark for commercial purposes must obtain
permission from the rights holder. The rights holder may permit or grant
a license to others to use the invention or trademark on mutually agreed
The rights holder may also sell (assign) the right to an invention or
trademark to any other person, who then becomes the new rights holder of
the patent or certificate.
We will prepare a license agreement or assignment agreement and will
file the said agreement for the registration.
RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATES AND MAINTENANCE IN FORCE OF A PATENT
The validity of the trademark in Ukraine is 10 years from the filing
date. This period may be renewed each 10-year period an unlimited number
Patent validity of Ukraine on industrial design is 10 years from the
filing date and is renewable, but not more than for five years. The
annuities for maintaining the industrial design in force shall be paid
annually from the filing date.
Validity of the patent for the invention of Ukraine is 20 years from the
filing date. The annuities for maintaining the invention in force shall
be paid annually from the filing date.
Validity of the patent of for utility model is 10 years from the filing
date. The annuities for maintaining the utility model in force shall be
paid annually from the filing date.
We watch the due terms of paying annuities and maintaining patents in
force, making timely reminders and the appropriate applications.
Copyright - is the protection of rights to works of art, poems, novels,
music, pictures, cinematographic works and computer programs.
We may draft copyright assignment (license) agreements and register them
in the Patent Office.
TRANSLATION OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
do translations from foreign languages into Ukrainian or Russian
languages (and from Ukrainian or Russian languages into foreign
languages) descriptions of inventions and utility models in any field of