Patent and Trademark Attorneys


Trademark in RussiaMIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to trademark registration in Russia including trademark search, registration, renewal of a trademark certificate, preparing and recordal of assignment and license agreements, recordal of changes as well as representing clients before courts. We do our best to represent our clients' interests in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Overview of the trademark registration procedure in Russia:
According to the legislation of Russia, designations that are similar with or identical to the trademarks previously registered or applied for registration to the IP Office in respect of similar goods and/or services cannot be registered. The online trademark search is available on our website in order to determine whether there are any similar or identical trademarks registered or filed with the Rospatent.

After the completion of filing, the official notification of the receipt of the Russian trademark application is issued within 3-4 months. Then the trademark undergoes substantive examination for about 8-12 months. On condition that the trademark meets the requirements of protectability the grant decision is issued. After payment of the registration fee the certificate of registration is issued within 3-4 months.

The entire procedure of trademark registration in Russia takes from 14 to 19 months.

Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Russian trademark attorney.

For filing a trademark application in Russia we need:
- Name and address of the applicant;
- Prints of the trademark;
- List of goods and/or services in accordance with the international classification;
- Certified copy of priority document if priority is to be claimed (may be filed to the Russian Trademark Office within three months from the filing date);
- Signed Power of Attorney, legalization and notarization are not required.

Oppositions may be filed during the whole term of examination after the publication of an application.

Grounds, institutions and terms for filing a cancellation after registration (issuance of the certificate):
1. Cancellation based on relative grounds may be filed to the Board of Patent Disputes within 5 years from publication;
2. Cancellation based on absolute grounds may be filed to the Board of Patent Disputes within the entire period of validity of the trademark;
3. Cancellation based on non-use may be filed to the Court for Intellectual Property Rights. The grace period is 3 years from registration.

Trademark validity and renewal:
A trademark in Russia is valid for 10 years from the filing date and can be further renewed every 10 years. In Russia it is possible to apply for a renewal of a trademark within 12 months before the deadline. There is also a 6-month grace period which allows applying for a renewal after the deadline upon payment of a stipulated fine. Reinstatement of a lapsed trademark (after grace period expiration) is not possible.

Required documents: signed and (stamped) Power of Attorney.

For more information about trademark registration in Russia or quotation for filing and prosecution of the Russian trademark application please contact us.

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