In order to obtain effective legal protection of your intellectual property, you need to register your brand at the Patent Office and obtain protective documents: a patent or certificate of state registration. The procedure itself requires a combination of technical and legal knowledge and certain office management skills. By enlisting the help of a patent attorney, you can be sure that the certificate protects the object to the fullest extent, and unscrupulous competitors simply will not be able to find a way around protection.
The patent attorney will also be able to significantly reduce the time required by the Patent Office to issue protection documents. This is not unimportant when considering that the examination of a patent and a trademark can take more than a year.
It should be noted that in the Russian legislation means of individualization are most often qualified as a trademark or service mark, so brand examination will be carried out according to the rules applicable to a trademark.
Before submitting an application to the FIPS for protective documents, it makes sense to check the patent purity of the object, using the services of a patent attorney, in this case you can always make changes without a lengthy correspondence with the state authorities. Preliminary examination of a trademark or patent application includes the search for similar objects among those already registered.
Brand expertise is a complex and time-consuming process of evaluating uniqueness and individualization in accordance with current legislation. Brand expertise is performed by ROSPATENT. The Federal Tax Service registers virtually everything, except the name of Russia and other state bodies of the Russian Federation.
The examination of an application for a patent, as well as for a certificate at the Patent Office, takes place in two stages: formal and substantive. The employees of Prof-Patent, a patent law firm in Russia and abroad, thanks to their high level of qualification and many years of experience, prepare an application in such a way that the Patent Office will not have any questions about the paperwork and patent purity of the subject matter.
if you plan to register the brand as a trademark;
you should develop a brand for yourself before you start working;
to buy the rights to the brand;
you are unexpectedly involved in a dispute;