• International Country Code:

    RU
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    UTC/GMT +03:00
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    Russian rouble (RUB)

Trademark registration 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

A trademark application in Russia may be filed in respect of several classes of the international classification.

  • Minimum filing requirements

- request to register a trademark in Russia;
- information about the applicant(s);
- representation of the trademark;
- an indication of goods and/or services in which the trademark will be used.

  • Requirements to the Power of Attorney

Legalisation or notarization is not required. Filing a POA is not an obligatory requirement unless it is requested by the Patent Office in the process of the application registration.

  • Priority document

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

  • Opposition period

There is no official opposition period stipulated by the Russian IP legislation. The non-official opposition may be filed during the whole term of examination before issuance of the decision to grant a certificate on a trademark in Russia.

  • Grant and validity

The official fee for trademark registration in Russia must be paid within two months from issuance of the decision to register a trademark. This term may be restored within six months. A trademark in Russia is valid for ten years from the date of filing the application and may be renewed at the owner's request for 10-year periods an unlimited number of times. A request for trademark renewal should be filed during the last year of the current 10-year trademark validity term. This term may be extended by a six-month grace period on condition of payment of an extra fee. Reinstatement of a lapsed trademark after grace period expiry is not possible. 

  • Use requirements

Continuous non-use of a trademark in Russia within any three years after its official registration may cause the cancellation of the trademark provided that an interested person has filed a motivated request to the Court.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

It is required for the foreigners to perform the 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.

  •  Note

Online Search Databases: Russian Trademarks, International Trademarks.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 29.01.2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Russian IP Laws

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