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Jan 14 2005 - 19:56

Pharmaceutical trademarks in Ukraine must now be written in Cyrillic letters on the drugs and/or the packaging, whether or not the trademark is written in Latin script.

Although using an unregistered Cyrillic mark is widely considered as use of a registered mark in Latin, proving use can be time consuming and expensive, and may involve court proceedings if the proprietor is challenged.

Accordingly, to avoid potential difficulties and differences in phonetics and spelling, we recommend pharmaceutical trademarks to be registered in Cyrillic as well as Latin script.

For more information on pharmaceutical trademarks in Ukraine, please contact our Ukraine representative.

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