Under Article 26 of the Constitution of Ukraine, foreigners and stateless persons who are in Ukraine on legal grounds enjoy the same rights and freedoms and also bear the same duties as citizens of Ukraine, with the exceptions established by the Constitution, laws or international treaties of Ukraine. Under Article 3 of the Law of Ukraine on Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons, foreigners and stateless persons staying in Ukraine on legal grounds enjoy the same rights and freedoms and also bear the same responsibilities as the citizens of Ukraine except as required by the Constitution, the laws or international treaties of Ukraine.
Legal support of foreigners begins from an initial consultation, familiarization by experts with documents available. In many cases, a foreign customer needs for a full support and the execution of documents in the state language of Ukraine this constituting an additional complexity for many foreigners.
The representation of foreigners before the National Intellectual Property Office, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, bodies and divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the State Customs Service of Ukraine, and other bodies has a number of peculiarities and provides for an individual approach to the execution of the relevant power of attorney or any other document confirming authorities. The circle of rights and duties (responsibilities) of a particular foreign customer should be stipulated individually.
When providing services to nonresidents, a wide range of factors which are not characteristic of relations with residents should be taken into consideration; for this, a certain experience and a significant attention to details are required. So, in the process of service provision, interpreters and translators, counsels, and other experts are involved.
Our company’s counsels practice law throughout Ukraine. Out company has already been provided patent legal services to foreigner subjects – both companies and individuals - for a long time. In addition to providing services to end customers, our company provides also legal services to internal legal companies whose customers carry on their activities in Ukraine.