The attack of Russia to Ukraine in February has also affected the IP field. Sanctions imposed against Russia and the counteractions of Russia against unfriendly countries have raised uncertainty and concern among IP right holders. Read more in an article by our IP experts Riikka Palmos and Annikki Hämäläinen.
Ukraine to suspend IP deadlines
Updated on 25 April 2022
The Ukrainian Parliament has passed the bill “On protection of interests of persons in the intellectual property field during state of war” (No. 7228 of 30 March 2022). The bill has now been approved and the Law No. 2174-IX of 1 April 2022 came into force on 13 April 2022.
According to the bill:
– IP deadlines shall be suspended, and
– authorized persons shall have the right to submit documents (applications, requests, oppositions, responses, etc.) within 90 days from the date of repeal of the martial law, without payment of official fees for reinstatement of the respective missed deadlines.
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