State registration of the trademark (trade brand) provides you with the exclusive property right for your trademark. After registration you become the owner and the trademark becomes your property. Registration of trademark is performed by the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine, but applications are submitted to the State Enterprise «Ukrainian Institute of Industrial Property."
- Submission of the application;
- Formal examination (checking of the documents satisfactory form, whether the power of attorney was presented, etc.);
- Qualification examination (checking of the possibility to provide the trade mark legal protection);
- Receipt of the Trademark registration certificate.
Before the application submission, we advise to effect the procedure of preliminary search. The result of this procedure is the report that shows similar trademarks that have already been registered and/or submitted for registration. After studying the report, you can decide whether you should apply the trademark for registration, and if to apply in what way you should do it. For example, if a similar trademark was found, you need to add a few elements to your trademark that will distinguish it from the one that has already been registered / submitted for registration, as these actions will increase the possibility of successful registration).
There are 3 different terms of registration (depending on the cost of such registration):
- 10-12 months
- 8 months
- 4 months
Before beginning trademark registration you need to define the following issues:
-Type. It can be a word (written by standard ‘Microsoft Word’ print or print composed by designer), word + image, or just an image;
-The owner (individual or legal entity);
-The goods and /or services you plan to use the trademark for. With this information we will select the appropriate class/classes in accordance with the International Goods and Services Classification.