According to their degree of distinguishing ability, trademarks may be characterized as commonly used trademarks and well-known trademarks. The latter include widely known signs that people associate with…

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Stage I. Obtaining instructions from our partners (e.g., from you) for drafting and filing a patent application for an invention. According to the Russian legislation, a foreign applicant…

Obtaining a patent for utility model in Russia. Stage I. A foreign applicant may file a patent application for a utility model in the Russian Federation only through…

You may consider it as a strange and maybe surprising fact, but criminal liability for illegal use of the warning symbol ® exists in the Russian Federation. Many…

As from the 1st of July, the procedure of cancelling a trademark due to its non-use by the right holder was changed. According to the new rules, an…

Well-known trademarks are underdeveloped in Russia, and Rospatent is reluctant to issue positive decisions on recognition of a trademark as a well-known one. For example, by now only…

The procedure of invention patenting results in obtaining exclusive rights to industrial property. A technical solution may be patented as an invention that relates to a product or…

Trademarks are registered by ROSPATENT. After an application is filed, one should wait for examination results. If an examiner finds some non-compliances, he will send a notification of…

Dachas are very popular in Russia and in CIS countries as well. A dacha means a country cottage together with a surrounding land plot. Most people, especially those…