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The current competitive business environment makes a trademark a valuable instrument for promoting goods and services in the market. Nowadays trademarks are regarded as important distinguishing tools, which can grow from being simply signs, designed to be easily remembered by consumers, into established and well-known brands. Rights on these valuable intellectual property assets need to be securely protected and defended.

Verbal, figurative, three-dimensional, and other marks, or combinations thereof, in any colour or combination of colours, may be registered as trademarks. Trademarks may be registered in a particular class of goods and/or services, or simultaneously registered in several classes. The holder of the exclusive right to a Russian trademark may be a legal entity or an individual entrepreneur.

PATENTICA has broad experience in all aspects of trademark-related matters. We provide the following services:

• Registering trademarks in Russia, the CIS countries and abroad (including registration under the Madrid system)

• Conducting preliminary trademark searches

• Dealing with provisional refusals under the Madrid system in Russia and CIS countries

• Registering assignments, license and franchise agreements

• Developing enforcement strategies, and handling cases relating to trademarks in the Chamber for Patent Disputes of ROSPATENT, the Federal Anti-monopoly Service and before the courts

• Registering trademarks in the Customs Register for Intellectual Property Objects

To file an application for registration of a trademark we need the following information:

• The name and address of the applicant

• A list of the goods and/or services for which the trademark is intended to be used

• A representation of the trademark (for figurative marks)

• A Power of Attorney (which does not require legalization

Please contact Elena Dmitrenko or Olga Gribanova for detailed information on the registration and protection of trademarks.