The department of examination of applications for inventions, utility models, and layout designs of the State Enterprise "Ukrainian Institute of Intellectual Property" (Ukrpatent), as well as the entire staff of Ukrpatent, continues to work even when some employees lost their homes or were forced to leave.
According to Serhii Torianik, director of the department, in the period from February 24 to March 22, 2022, 105 national applications for inventions and 13 national applications for utility models were filed. As the Receiving Office for the international applications under the PCT Agreement, Ukrpatent also received 2 international applications by e-mail. In addition, during this period, Ukrpatent as the International Searching Authority received 2 copies of international search applications.
The department notes that a significant number of applications received by Ukrpatent by February 24 are pending. The examination works continuously, sending conclusions to the applicants, performing a significant amount of work, providing professional assistance to colleagues in case of urgent need and unforeseen circumstances. The work of the department is constantly supervised by the top management.
Quality control of works is carried out by the quality control department of the examination in accordance with the automated distribution. One hundred percent verification is applied to negative decisions. In addition, the experts of the examination quality control department fully consult and cooperate with experts on current complex issues.
Applicants and their representatives can be sure that the department of examination of applications for inventions, utility models, and layout designs of Ukrpatent performs its work qualitatively and at a high professional level.
24 March 2022