On June 14, 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine published resolution with updated fees for registration of intellectual property rights objects.

According to the document, fees for state registration of trademarks, patents and copyrights will be rising sharply in Ukraine.

The novelty is the introduction of a 20% discount in case of filing applications for the registration in electronic form.

In addition, the maximum term of a patent validity for an industrial design increases from 15 to 25 years.

However, the fees are still quite low compared with other countries. For example, the cost of registering a TM in one class in Ukraine will be $152 in case of paper filing and $122 in electronic. In the USA, the cost of registering a TM is $225, in Belarus – $455, Kazakhstan – $185, and Russia – $160.

The new schedule of official fees will come into force on July 19th.

The current rates were enacted in 2004 when the exchange rate of the Ukrainian national currency was 5.05 UAH/USD, compared with 26.4 UAH/USD for today.

The main rates of official fees for the registration of intellectual property rights objects in Ukraine:

Name of service Official fee till 19.07.2019, USD Official fee after 19.07.2019, USD
Filing trademark application, per one class* 38 152
Renewal of registration 114 455
Filing trademark application for registering trademark as well-known 152 909
Copyright registration 2 10
Filing application for invention* 30 61**
Maintenance for inventions, for each year:

– 1st-8th

– 9th-14th

– 15th-20th

– 21th-25th

– 11-34

– 80

– 144

– 23-68

– 159

– 288

– 1152

Filing application for utility model* 30 91***
Maintenance for utility model, for each year:

– 1th-2th

– 3th-5th

– 6th-8th

– 9th-10th

– 11

– 15-23

– 27-34

– 80-144

– 34

– 46-68

– 80-102

– 239

Filing application for design* 30 61***
Renewal fee for design, for each year:

– 1th-5th

– 6th-9th

– 10th-12th

– 13th-15th

– 16th-20th

– 21th-25th

– 11-23

– 27-80

– 80

– 80-144

– 11-34

– 46-76

– 91

– 152

– 159

– 182

*20% discount if the application is in electronic form

**if applicant is inventor, official fees will be decreased by 90%

***if applicant is inventor, official fees will be decreased by 80%