Patents in Ukraine


Oleksandr Mamunya

Swiftly developing technology has always been an integral part of a growing economy. As one of the main engines of progress, innovation deserves to be legally protected.

Such protection is secured by patents that constitute a fundamental part of the intellectual property domain in most countries. Ukraine is no exception.

In terms of patent protection, Ukraine is party to a number of international treaties: Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (1883), Patent Cooperation Treaty (1970), Patent Law Treaty (2000), Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification (1971), Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (1994), and Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure (1977).

In turn, the Civil Code of Ukraine, the Act of Ukraine On Protection of Inventions and Utility Models, and a number of acts by the Ministry of Education and Science ensure the secure domestic regulation of patents. In general, Ukrainian legislation on patents complies with international standards in this area.

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