Ukrainian patent for an invention is valid 20 years from the filing date of the patent application.
For each year of the patent must pay the state fee. The fee is payable in local currency (UAH) to the account of the Patent Office of Ukraine (State Enterprise "Ukrainian Institute of Industrial Property"). Payment of duty performed each year not earlier than 2 months Islands before the deadline - the date of application for the invention.
The patent attorney should be sent to the patent office of Ukraine a request for extension of the patent every year.
If payment has not occurred, it is considered that the patent temporarily ceased to have effect. A patent can be restored within 12 months from the date of expiry of the temporary. To do this, you must pay the state fee with a penalty of 150% of the initial amount. A patent attorney must send a request to the patent office.
If, within 12 months after the end of the patent penalty fee is paid, the patent for the invention of Ukraine finally cease to have effect.
If the patent owner - not a resident of Ukraine, it always works through a patent attorney.
The size of state fees from $ 15 (for the first or second year) to $ 190 (for the fifteenth - twenties) - on the rise.
If the owner of a patent for an invention - a natural person and the same person is the author of the patent, the amount of fees for maintaining the patent is preferential and reduced by 95%. That is - from $ 0.75 to $ 9.5.
The price of services of a patent attorney of Ukraine for the maintenance of patents ranges from $ 30 to $ 100 per patent per year.
Mr. SUKHAREVStanislav, Patent Attorney.