Trademark registration in Russian Federation

Trademark registration Russian Federation - The Russian Federation is a member of the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol. Trademark protection is obtained by registration.

Trademark registration: Requirements

A trademark application has to be filed before the Patent Office (RPO)by a local agent. A non-legalized power of attorney is sufficient. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.

Trademark registration: Procedure

The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks. It takes approximately 10-12 months from first filing to registration. After registration, the trademark is published in the official gazette “Trademarks”, issued twice per month. Russian law contains no provisions governing opposition against pending applications, but it does permit third parties to request cancellation of registered trademarks.

Trademark registration: Duration

A trademark registration in Russian Federation is valid for 10 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.

Trademark registration: Methods

NATIONAL REGISTRATION: If you just want to register your Trademark in one country, it is sufficient to apply for a national registration at the local trademark office. INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION (MADRID SYSTEM)*: If you already have filed a trademark application or have a trademark registration in one or more countries of the Madrid Union (based on the Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol), you can obtain trademark protection by filing one single application, so called International Registration (Madrid System). *Note: The fees for an International Trademark Application (WIPO) will be calculated for each individual country or multiple countries. For a quotation please send us an e-mail with the name of countries where you currently have a registration and all preferable countries where you wish to extend your trademark protection.

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Duly note, if the trademark has not been used within 3 years from issue of the registration certificate or has not been used later for a continuous period of 3 years, it may be subject to cancellation.

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