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Trademark in Russia

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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Russia, as well as other trademark fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Russia.

  • Filing requirements in Russia

The official language of the proceedings before the Russian Patent Office is Russian. The application form should be filed in Russian, the attached documents can be filed in Russian or in any other language provided that the translation into Russian is submitted within two months from the corresponding request by the Office.

To obtain the filing date, it is necessary to provide the Patent Office with:
- a request to register a trademark in Russia;
- information about the applicant;
- representation of the trademark;
- a list of goods and/or services.

To confirm the right of priority, the applicant must provide a certified copy of the Priority Document within three months from the filing date.

Filing of the Power of Attorney is not an obligatory requirement unless it is requested by the Patent Office. Legalisation or notarization is not required. 

  • Publication, examination and opposition of a trademark application in Russia

Trademark applications in Russia undergo both formal and substantive examination. Pursuant to the Russian legislation any interested person has the right to file an opposition against registration of the application starting after the date of publication of the trademark details before the decision to grant a trademark certificate in Russia is taken by the Examiner.

The official fee for trademark registration in Russia must be paid within two months from issuance of the decision about registration. The registration fee may still be paid within 6 months after the expiration of the due date alongside a 50% surcharge.

Trademarks in Russia are valid for ten years from the filing date and may be renewed at the owner's request for further ten-year periods an unlimited number of times. The request for renewal should be filed during the last year of the current ten-year validity term. This term may be extended by a six-month grace period provided that a surcharge is paid. Reinstatement of a lapsed trademark is not possible.

  • Duration of registration procedure

Average timeframe for registration of a trademark in Russia is 11-13 months provided that there are no Office Actions.

  • Use requirement

If a trademark has not been used within three consecutive years after registration date or any later date, it may be cancelled upon the court decision taken in case of satisfaction of the third party's lawsuit. Not earlier than three years after the registration date of the disputed trademark the interested party may send a letter to the rightholder offering to transfer the trademark or to withdraw the trademark voluntarily. If the agreement on transfer of trademark is not concluded or if the withdrawal of the trademark is not filed by the rightholder to the Patent Office during 2 months after sending the letter by the interested party, the latter may file the lawsuit (claiming the non-use cancellation of the trademark) within 30 days after expiration of the said 2 months term. 

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

For foreign applicants, it is necessary to perform trademark prosecution in Russia through an agent, a registered Russian trademark attorney.

  • What can be registered as a trademark in Russia

Verbal, figurative, three-dimensional and other elements or a combination thereof may be registered as a trademark in Russia. Other elements may refer to sound, colour, light, olfactory, holographic, changing, sensible, positional and flavour signs. 

  •  Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Russian Trademarks, International Trademarks.
2. Response to the provisional refusal of international trademark registration must be filed within six months from the date of notification of provisional refusal. This time limit cannot be extended. It is necessary to appoint a local representative for filing the response. Response should be filed in Russian language. Final refusal may be appealed within 4 months after its issuance.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 13.05.2021
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Russian IP Laws