Protection of Rights to Plant Varieties
Plant varieties, eligible for the patent protection in Ukraine, are determined according to the List of Plant Varieties, which is ratified by the government.
A plant patent shall be valid within twenty years from the date of filing an application with the Patent Office. In case of vine, arboreal and fruit cultures, this term shall extend to thirty years. A patent may be renewed for a term of no more than ten years.
A plant is patentable if it is new and satisfies the requirements of distinctness, homogeneity and stability.
An application shall include:
The examination procedure consists of formal and substantive examination.