What is the need to patent a company name? It should be said that "to patent the name" is rather a colloquial expression, in fact the trademark is registered, not patented. The term "patent" is used for inventions, utility models and industrial designs, and a document of protection for them is called a patent. A trademark protection document is a certificate, so TK is registered.
The full name of an organization is entered in the state register when registering a legal entity, but this has a number of limitations to protect against unfair use by competitors. It is necessary to patent the name (register a trademark).
Starting your own business, every businessman pays a lot of attention to the future name of the company. After all, it will be the first thing that customers and partners will hear. In the future, the name will be associated with the goods or services produced.
Commercial success of every independent organization is impossible without a sonorous, original, memorable name, optimally reflecting the activities of the corporation. To prevent the formation of duplicate companies and the possibility of litigation, all over the world there is such a type of activity, as the registration of the name of the company.
The full name of the organization is recorded in the state register at the time of registration of the legal entity, but it has a number of limitations for protection against unfair use by competitors. For this purpose it is necessary to register a trademark.
According to Russian law, to register a company name, it is necessary to carry out the trademark registration procedure, which consists of the following steps:
Before that, it is necessary to check among already registered means of individualization the presence of similar ones. Such a procedure will help to quickly make the necessary adjustments before turning to the Patent Office, which will save time.
It is possible to register a company name by contacting Rospatent or specialized organizations that have a legal permit to engage in this type of activity. It should be emphasized that a company name can be registered both separately and with a name logo.