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Classification The Nice Classification with Multi-Class Filing System
Applicants Individual entrepreneurs and legal entities under national procedure and individuals and legal entities under international procedure; not possible filing in the name of several applicants simultaneously
Registrable Trademarks, service marks, collective marks, 3D marks, colors, others signs and their combinations
Opposition Any stage of the trademark registration until the registration decision is issued
Post-grant opposition The interest of opponent should be proved in post-grant opposition proceeding.

The term depends on the grounds:

– no time limits in case of absolute grounds;

– 5 years from registration date in case of relative grounds.

Extension is not prescribed

Protection term 10 years from the filing date and renewable every 10 years without limitations
Use Declaration of use is not required
Non-use action Cancellation is possible if the mark has not been used for any 3 years from the registration date
Member of Madrid Agreement and Protocol thereto, Paris Convention
PоA Hard copy of the simply signed POA is required. No notarization or legalization is needed
Patent Attorney Required for non-resident applicants/holders
Customs Only registered trademarks can be entered into the Customs Register
Language Russian