IP LAW IN UKRAINE

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) LEGAL FRAMEWORK IN UKRAINE

Group of IP subject-matter IP subject-matter Subject-matter of legal protection Protectability Title of protection Term of legal protection
Commercial designation Trade mark (service mark) Any designation (letters, words, numbers, figurative elements, combinations of colors) or any combination of designations appropriate for destinguishing goods and service. Absence of contradictions with public policy or with principles of humanity and morality; Absence of legal grounds for denial for protection in accordance with law. Certificate 10 years (term of protection can be extended)
Indication of origin of goods Name of geographical place used for goods designation Indicate specific geographical place a good originated from; Absence of legal grounds for denial for protection in accordance with law Certificate 10 years (term of protection can be perpetually extended every 10 years based on a legal proprietor's petition).
Subject-matter of scientific and technical creative work Invention Product; Process; New use of known product or process. Novelty of the invention; Inventive step; Industrial applicability. Patent 20 years (term of protection can be extended for 5 years, see explanation below)*
Utility model Product; Process; New use of known product or process. Novelty of the invention; Industrial applicability. Patent 10 years
Industrial design Creativeness in the field of industrial designs Novelty of the invention. Patent 10 years (term of protection can be extended for 5 years).
Integrated circuit topography Recorded on material object spatially-geometrical allocation of aggregate of integrated circuit's elements and their junctions Originality. Certificate 10 years.
Sorts of plants Trees and vine (grapes). Novelty; Distinguishability; Homogeneity; Stability. Patent 35 years.
Other plants 30 years
Breeds of animals Selection achievement Novelty; Homogeneity; Difference; Consolidation; Farming utility. Patent 30 years.
Copyright and allied rights subject-matter Copyright subjects Literary work; Work of art; Computer program; Data compilation (database). N/A Certificate (Not required) Author's lifetime and 70 years after author's death
Allied rights subjects Performance; Phonogram and videogram; Broadcast programs N/A Certificate (Not required) 50 years since first publication.
Domain names Country-code top-level domain UA (cc TLD) Yourname.UA Prior trademark registration is required N/A 1-2 years with further renewal**
Subdomain sub.domain.ua Yourname.domain.UA   N/A 1-2 years with further renewal**
* The term of the patent for an invention, the object of which is a drug, means for the protection of animals, means for the protection of plants and for the use of which a permission of the relevant authorized body is required, may be extended at the request of the owner of this patent for a period that is equal to the period between the date of filing of the application and the date of getting such a permission, but no more than for 5 years. The filing of a request is subject to the payment of the respective fee.
** Domain names are not subject-matters of IP law in Ukraine.