UKRAINE EXTENDS TIME FOR CONFIRMATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS BY 90 DAYS AFTER WAR
The modalities related to the protection of intellectual property rights, as well as the procedures for acquiring these rights, are suspended for the duration of martial law, such as a law “On the protection of interests in the field of intellectual property during martial law” (no. 7228) was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on April 1 by 321 votes with the required minimum of 226 votes.
“The possibility has been offered to authorized persons to submit documents (requests, petitions, objections, responses, etc.) the provision of which is required by special laws in the field of intellectual property and other regulations, within 90 days from the date of the lifting of martial law, without paying any fees for the extension or renewal of the relevant deadlines,” the explanatory note to the document reads.
The law itself states that exclusive intellectual property rights that expire during martial law remain in effect until the day after martial law is lifted.
“Stopping the flow of delays in taking action related to the protection of intellectual property rights, as well as delays in procedures for obtaining such rights, does not end the strength of intellectual property rights,” the document says. adopted.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, WAR