Are letters and numbers registrable as trademarks under the Russian law?
Simple letters and numbers as well as combination of consonant letters devoid of verbal nature are not registrable as trademarks. Such elements can be included as a part of trademarks in the nature of non-protectable ones.
Such marks can be registered in case they have an original design or if they have acquired distinctiveness through active use in Russia.
If the claimed mark contains a date, apart from a disclaimer, Rospatent will request a document proving the applicant’s right to use the date.