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August 29, 2017 - Russian folk craft designs to become a trademark
July 18, 2017 - A Federal Chamber of Patent Attorneys to appear in Russia
June 19, 2017 - McDonald’s filed “McDelivery” trademark application in Russia
May 19, 2017 - “Dimon” trademark to be registered in Russia
April 11, 2017 - Chinese company patented a monstrous off-road truck in Russia
March 22, 2017 - Norilsk Nickel entered top 20 metallurgy brands in the world
January 25, 2017 - Donald Trump seeks to register “Keep America Great!” trademark in Russia
December 10, 2016 - ‘Kalashnikov’ trademark registered in China
November 11, 2016 - ‘Black Friday’ trademark registration objection rejected by the RUPTO
November 9, 2016 - Russia and China to join efforts on intellectual property protection
October 21, 2016 - Kalashnikov’s heirs to oppose the ‘AK-47’ trademark in Russia
October 4, 2016 - A new IP mega authority to be created in Russia
October 2, 2016 - New trademark opposition procedure to be adopted in Russia
September 23, 2016 - RUPTO (Rospatent): ‘Patent analytics is a must for the economy of tomorrow’
July 28, 2016 - The RUPTO to recognize Red Bull as a famous trademark in Russia
July 25, 2016 - Instagram trademark registered in Russia
Our Russian trademark attorneys provide full legal support and assistance in filing trademark applications with the Russian Patent and Trademark Office, including correct classification of goods and services in accordance with the Nice classification, carrying out a preliminary Russian trademark search, handling all necessary state fee payments, and legal representation throughout the registration procedure.
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(incl. both Professional and State fees)
A trademark application filed with the Russian Patent and Trademark Office must include the following:
Prior to filing, it is highly recommended to carry out a preliminary Russian trademark search to avoid any potential opposition or unintentional infringement of existing trademarks. This service is the best way to save time and money, as it helps to reveal potential problems quickly, before entering the filing procedure and make appropriate amendments to your application.
Trademark application examination is a two-step process, comprising 2 consecutive stages, i.e., formal and substantive examination.
At the formal examination stage, the application and accompanying documents are reviewed by the Russian Patent and Trademark Office to ensure they are properly prepared and meet certain formal criteria. This stage takes about 1 month and may include several requests for the applicant to provide additional documents if necessary.
At the substantive examination stage, the Russian Patent and Trademark Office examines the application to determine whether the trademark is registrable according to the requirements set forth by the Part IV of the Russian Civil Code (which covers IP legislation, thus effectively serving as the Russian Trademark Law), such as non-confusion with existing trademarks, distinctiveness, etc. This stage usually takes about 12 months and, if successful, results in official registration in the State Trademark Register. The Certificate of Registration is usually issued within one month of registration.
Upon registration, a trademark is valid for 10 years from the initial filing date. During the last year of its registration period, the trademark can be renewed for a further 10-year period. There is a 6-month grace period, during which renewal is still possible, subject to an additional state fee.
Besides the most common trademark types, such as words, logos, or combinations thereof, other intellectual property objects, e.g., sounds, smells, and 3D objects, can also be registered as trademarks in Russia. Legal protection cannot, however, be granted to letter combinations consisting solely of consonants, numerals, colors, or words, and/or images violating public morality.
A trademark application can be filed with the Russian Patent and Trademark Office by legal entities only, such as companies, sole proprietors, and non-profit organizations (including non-residents).
Filing a trademark application in Russia requires payment of certain professional and state fees, depending on several factors, such as the number of chosen Nice classes, trademark type, etc. Several additional state fees may become necessary at some point in the examination procedure.
Service Professional fee (USD) State fee
(USD) Filing a trademark application in Russia (with a
substantive examination request) $500 (incl. 3 Nice
classes) $45 Substantive examination of a trademark application $192 (incl. 1 Nice
class) Transferring an existing trademark application to Ruspatents LLC and filing a correspondence address change
claim with the RPO $200 Scanning and forwarding copies of mail
correspondence free Trademark registration and obtaining trademark certificate from
the RPO $200 $270 Trademark renewal (for a further $200 $337 Handling state fee payments (if done on the client's
+ $50 per each additional Nice class over 3
+ $34 per each additional Nice class over 1
Professional fee (USD)
State fee (USD)
Filing a trademark application in Russia (with a substantive examination request)
$500 (incl. 3 Nice
Substantive examination of a trademark application
$192 (incl. 1 Nice
Transferring an existing trademark application to Ruspatents LLC and filing a correspondence address change claim with the RPO
Scanning and forwarding copies of mail correspondence
Trademark registration and obtaining trademark certificate from the RPO
Trademark renewal (for a further
Handling state fee payments (if done on the client's behalf)
- I would like to file a word (or a word + logo) trademark application in Russia. Should it be written in Latin or Cyrillic characters? - In Russia, a trademark in Latin characters does not protect its Cyrillic version and vice versa. The best possible option in this situation is to file two separate trademark applications.
- The goods and/or services of my interest are not listed among the Nice classes. What should I do? - Our trademark attorneys can easily help you to classify the goods and services of your choice in a correct and accurate manner, even if they are not expressly stated in the classification.
- Can I file my trademark application with the Russian Patent and Trademark Office myself? Do I need a Russian trademark attorney? - According to the Part IV of the Russian Civil Code, foreign applicants must have a licensed Russian trademark attorney to conduct any correspondence with the RUPTO, including filing trademark applications, responding to office actions, etc.
- How do I pay state fees? - All state fees are to be paid in Russian Roubles only. We usually handle these payments ourselves and inform our clients of any state fees, that are due or may become necessary in future.