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Currently, the registration of a trademark (trade mark) is a marker of competitiveness and stability of the company, as well as protects against illegal use of the logo by competitors.

Only legal entities and individual entrepreneurs can register a company trademark. The most important condition for the preservation of legal rights to the trademark is its continued use.

The cost of trademark registration in Russia and abroad

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WORK STAGE COST
Preliminary search for identity and similarity in the FIPS databases taking into account applications
Fee for conducting the search and giving an opinion on its results 11 200 RUB.
Fee for the design and filing of application materials in the Federal State Budgetary Institution FIPS 14 900 RUB.
Total in search 26 100 RUB.
Registration of the designation as a trademark*
Application and Formal Examination Fee*** 2 450 RUB.
Fee for the examination of a trademark (service mark) in respect of the specified classes*** 8 050 RUB.
Fee for supporting the application at the examination stage 11 900 RUB.
Total at the registration stage 22 400 RUB.
Issuance of a trademark certificate**
Fee for the registration of a trademark*** 11 200 RUB.
Fee for the issuance of a trademark certificate*** 1 400 RUB.
Total at the stage of issuance of the certificate 12 600 RUB.
TOTAL Total fee for the work 38 000 RUB.
TOTAL for the entire procedure for obtaining a trademark certificate 61 100 RUB.

* Paid in 5-7 days based on the results of the search
** Payable in approximately 6-12 months after a positive decision on registration
*** Fees include a 30% discount for the executor

 

What is included in the cost of services:

  • detailed explanation of the protection of the exclusive rights to their trademarks and service marks, as well as the protection itself, if it was noticed their illegal use, or the fact of unfair use was revealed;
  • checking and compiling an analysis of the uniqueness of a mark and the likelihood of its registration as a trademark;
  • Representing clients at all stages of expert work on the claimed mark, compiling and submitting documents for the registration of a trademark service Russia, which solves the problems of intellectual property, obtaining in ROSPATENT and similar institutions abroad certificate of registration of a trademark.

 

Stages of trademark registration

In order to register a means of individualization of goods/services, a certain sequence of actions must be performed:

Step 1

 

Checking the developed logo for the existence of similar and identical elements.

We conduct a search for the novelty of the claimed designation: determination of the classes of the Nice Classification of the necessary types of activities; in-depth search, including filed applications (not yet received trademarks), the database of legal entities of tax (in case of intersection of TK with the name of a previously registered legal entity, the priority has a previously registered entity and is free to sue for TK). The applicant is required to provide details of the organization, the designation (future trademark), types of goods or services, a contact person. In case of identification of obstacles to registration based on the results of in-depth search, revision of TOR (up to 3 variants) free of charge

Step 2

 

Drawing up and submitting an application for brand registration according to the officially prescribed form.

The form can be downloaded from the website of Rospatent. Any citizen of the Russian Federation of legal age may act as a representative of the applicant. If the applicant is a foreign person, his interests must be represented by Russian patent attorneys of his choice, or he may act through the Madrid system. In any case, the law prescribes: all documents must be signed by the applicant or his representative (in the case of a foreign applicant outside the Madrid system - only the signature of the patent attorney). In addition to the application itself, the application packet is accompanied by a picture of the trademark itself with its description, a list of goods and services according to the Nice Classification, a power of attorney and a consent to process the representative's data, if necessary.

Step 3

 

Formal examination.

It determines the correctness of the application in accordance with the rules of filing for registration.

Step 4

 

The main examination (substantive examination).

The registration authority establishes the absence of obstacles to the official registration of the trademark. In case the expert identifies obstacles to registration, this stage includes:

This stage of the process is the longest.

Step 5

 

Payment of fees when the outcome is positive.

According to the results of the main examination, the applicant receives a notification with a positive or negative answer. In case of a positive outcome of the examination, a decision on the registration of the trademark is received. Then it is necessary to pay the state duty for inclusion of the trademark in the State Register and issuance of the certificate. If the deadline for payment of the fees is missed, the fees increase by 1.5 times, and after six months the application is considered withdrawn.

Step 6


Issuance of a trademark certificate.

Stages of trademark registration - scheme

 

The Federal Institute of Industrial Property (FIPS) is located in Moscow. The legal protection of the brands of both Russian and international companies is carried out there. The trademark registration process at Rospatent takes 5-8 months from the application filing date, this term can be extended in case of additional requests from Rospatent, late payment of the fees for substantive examination and application registration. We also offer the option of expedited registration. The whole procedure will take about 3-4 months (subject to timely payment and checks in the last instance).

Period of validity of the trademark certificate is 10 years, it is valid from the date of application - it is specified in article 1491 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, point 2. Further it is possible to prolong the certificate unlimitedly for 10 years.

For more information on the trademark registration process in please contact a specialist of Prof-Patent. Ask a question in the feedback form or call +7 (499) 113-57-92

Package of documents for trademark registration

The application can be filed on paper or electronically with the use of an enhanced electronic signature. When filing on paper the application documents shall be submitted in one copy, the images of the trademark (maximum allowed size 10*8) shall be submitted in two copies. 

Types of trademarks

1. Verbal

Any words, combinations of letters with any sequence of alternating vowel and consonant sounds, whole sentences or separate word combinations, their combinations.

2. Pictorial

3. Volumetric

A variety of three-dimensional objects - different shapes and combinations of lines and shapes.

4. Combination

Various combinations of verbal, pictorial, volumetric, holographic, etc. elements.

5. Other

In rare cases, other types of signs are registered: holographic, sound, olfactory, changing and other types.

 

What cannot be registered as a trademark

You will not be able to obtain a certificate of registration in the following cases:

  • The logo is identical or similar to the previously registered trademark to the extent of confusion.
  • If the designation goes against the accepted in the society world standards, moral norms, offends national cultures and traditions.
  • The brand name does not individualize the goods, not having distinctiveness.

Unprotected elements of a trademark

These elements may be included in the means of individualization at the time of registration as unprotected, provided that they do not occupy a dominant position in the entire composition:

  • copies a common designation of goods of a certain kind. Example: "furniture";
  • is a generally accepted term or symbol;
  • characterizes goods - their time, place and manner of production, quality, type, quantity, value, properties, purpose, manner and time of sale;
  • representing the form of goods, which is solely or mainly a property or purpose of goods.
  • if the TK contains, for example, names that are referred to as "special objects", they are given more attention. It is not uncommon for the names of the founder or his partner to be in the names of consulting companies.
  • A trademark consists exclusively of constituent parts which represent state symbols: emblems, flags and other signs; abbreviated or full names of international organizations and intergovernmental bodies, their emblems, flags, other signs and symbols if there is a permission of the competent authority responsible for them.
  • the logo with a real geographical name, which also refers to "special objects", is not subject to registration. At the same time, general terms related to geography - such as "meridian", "ocean", "pole" are not considered as special objects and there are no restrictions on their registration.

 

Why it is important to register a trademark?

Otherwise, competitors can use it and lure customers, even to the point of registering the designation for themselves. Unfortunately, you will not be able to make a claim, the law will be on their side. You can try to challenge a competitor's trademark registration on the grounds of "commercial designation", but success is not guaranteed.

Here is an illustrative example to prove this point. When Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion, the brand was not registered. Microsoft tried to register the TK, it turned out to be similar to the BritishSky designation of BritishSkyBroadcasting (BSkyB). In 2015, the European Court of Justice refused to register Microsoft's Skype logo on this basis. The consequences are that other companies in Europe will potentially be able to use the Skype name.

Our trademark registration services

The specialists of Prof-Patent at the initial stage with a high (98%) probability to assess the risks of passing the main examination. "Rospatent will detect obstacles not earlier than 4-5 months after the registration starts.

If Rospatent identifies reasons for not granting protection to the claimed designation, within 6 months we will provide our arguments to the examiner in response to the notice. If the registration authority agrees with the arguments, it issues a decision. If not, the applicant receives a decision of refusal, it can be appealed within 4 months. The decision to register can also be challenged if something does not suit the applicant. It is worth entrusting the challenge to our patent attorneys, as there are many subtleties and nuances for the average person.

Still have questions related to trademark registration? Call us at +7 (499) 113-57-92

 
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