Trademark registration in Russian FederationThere are two ways to protect trademark rights in Russian Federation:
1. Trademark registration;
2. Recognition Trademark as Well-Known.
Trademark registration in Russian FederationYou are able to register different types of trademark: verbal, device, combined (verbal + device), three-dimension or combinations. Also you can register color or combination of colors, collective, service trademarks.
Notice, the applicant could be only legal entity or individual entrepreneur.
The terms of filing application - two business days. Standard term of trademark registration is 1- 1,5 year. Convention priority can be set within 6 months from the date of filing the international application.
Required documents for trademark application in Russian Federation are:
- filing an application;
- legal and IP support during formal examination and substantive examination;
- monitor publication and registration;
- entering amendments in the trademark register;
- drafting assignment and lisence agreements.
Granting of a Well-Known TrademarkAccording to Rules on recognition trademark as well known in the Russian Federation well-known trademark is mark which has become so to the substantial segment of the public and has reputation in the areas of trade of the proprietors on Russian market.
Recognition occurs by decision of Rospatent.
Legislation establishes basic principles and certain factors that are affected on the recognition of well-known trademark:
1. The level of fame or recognition of trademark in the relevant sector of the public.
2. The duration, extent and geographical area of any use and promotion of trademark.
3. Duration and geographical area of any kind of registrations and/or applications for the registration of trademark, in case if trademark is used or recognized.
4. The Certificate of successful defense of trademark rights. In particular, the territory in which trademark is recognized as a well-known by the competent authorities.
5. The value associated with trademark.
Information about the trademark, recognized as well-known, is recorded in the State register of well-known trademarks by Russian Patent Office.
Our experts will provide you legal support on recognition TM as wellknown.
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