The Appeals Chamber of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine published the report of its work in 2019.
Last year, the Appeals Chamber received 148 objections, which is 25% less than in 2018. The decision to satisfy or refuse the objection was made in almost the same proportion. The average time for reviewing an objection was 5 months.
Regarding Ukrpatent’s refusals to register, the applicants prefer to appeal to the Appeals Chamber rather than to the court – out of more than 2 thousand refusals in the Chamber were contested 85 and only 4 in court.
Among trademarks, the greatest risk of objection to registration is, as before, with marks applied in 35, 5, 41, and 33 Classes.
In 2019, the number of applications for recognition of marks as well-known in Ukraine has sharply increased – to 29 comparing 11 in 2018. The decision to grant the status of a well-known trademark last year received 27 marks.
At the same time, the number of objections to granting patents for inventions and utility models increased to 14 from 5 in 2018.
Among foreign appellants, representatives of the USA, China, Germany, Poland, Great Britain, Russia, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Singapore were most active.