On 12 June 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted Resolution No. 496 on changing the fees for actions related to the protection of intellectual property rights. According to the said Resolution, state fees for the registration, publication, maintenance of validity and any other action associated with intellectual property rights, in particular inventions and utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, geographical indications and topographies of integrated circuits, are substantially increasing (on average, by three to four times, or in certain instances even up to ten times).
The most significant changes include:
The Resolution specifies the possibility of paying several different fees through the execution of one payment document, by compiling a list of the fees to be paid, with details of: (і) fee code(s), (іі) number of applications, patents, certificates, (ііі) each fee amount.
The relevant changes in the state fees shall enter into force thirty (30) days after the publication of the Resolution. It is recommended to use the existing “grace period” and have intellectual property rights registered in Ukraine as soon as possible.
Full text of the changes can be found by the link.
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