A foreign company planning to establish protection of its trademarks in the territory of the Russian Federation may apply through the service of Rospatent or through the national patent office of its country. Registration will be carried out according to the rules of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and international conventions.
A trademark is a means of individualization of goods or legal entities. A foreign manufacturer or trading company planning to enter the markets of Russia can register an existing trademark or a newly developed designation. Registration is carried out according to the following rules:
The obligatory condition for registration of a mark is its uniqueness, i.e. the presented designation must not coincide with similar objects that already have the rights of third parties.
All actions at the stage of preliminary information search, application and registration can be performed by the company itself or through patent attorneys. The application submitted to FIPS must be drawn up in Russian. If a company applies to the patent office of its own country, the application can be made in the native language, but a translation will be required for the verification of the designation.
As a result of the registration a non-resident company will get a trademark certificate. Its term of validity is 10 years, after which an unlimited number of extensions is allowed. After obtaining the certificate, the foreign company will be able to use the trademark for the sale of its products, sell it to others or transfer it for a temporary period. Also, passed registration gives the opportunity to implement any means of protection against unfair practices of competitors, including the use of the trademark in the production of counterfeit products.
The firm of patent attorneys Prof-Patent will provide foreign companies with full support for trademark registration and protection in Russia. We offer the following services:
For effective protection of your interests we will offer services of patent attorneys from other countries, with which our firm cooperates on a permanent basis. To clarify the terms of work with our specialists you can consult us by phone, listed on the website, or through the feedback form.