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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

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(s);
- 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 POA 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 are examined as to compliance with formal requirements and as to compliance with registrability requirements. 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 trademark certificate in Russia.

  • Provisional Refusal

For filing of the response to a provisional refusal of an international registration in Russia, the applicants are provided with the time limit of 6 months from the date the Office issues the refusal. There is no option to request an extension of time. The language of the response is Russian. It is necessary to appoint a local representative for filing of the response.

The Office does not provide for requesting a revision or filing an appeal to the provisional refusal.

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, it may be cancelled if a third party files a lawsuit. The lawsuit can be filed not earlier than three years after the registration.  

  • 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. 

  •  Note

Online Search Databases: Russian Trademarks, International Trademarks.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 14.11.2019
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Russian IP Laws