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Trademark searches

A trademark search prior to filing mitigates risks associated with possible obstacles awaiting a candidate mark along the examination path at the Russian Patent and Trademark Office (Rospatent).
Post-registration searches are also crucial: constant monitoring of new filings makes it possible to timely act against pending and registered trademarks by means of third-party observations and oppositions.


Both pre-filing and post-registration searches are important steps along any trademark timeline. Thorough trademark searches form part of broader freedom-to-operate researches preceding launch of products on the Russian market, while simple surveillance has proven effective against trademark dilution, bad faith registrations and confusion on the market.


PATENTICA conducts identical and similarity searches with legal opinions, as well as searches by a company’s name and monitoring with advice on further proceedings against pending or registered trademarks.

Documents / Information we need

PCT application entering into National Phase:

  • PCT application number;
  • Names and addresses of applicant(s) and inventor(s) (unless the application is published);
  • Description, claims, abstract, and drawings (unless the application is published);
  • Power of Attorney executed by the applicant;
  • Amendments made after the international publication (if any);
  • Amendments to be made during the National Entry;

National applications:

  • Names and addresses of applicant(s) and inventor(s);
  • Certified copy of priority application(s) (when priority is claimed)
  • Power of Attorney executed by the applicant;
  • Description, claims, abstract, and drawings;

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