Before you apply for a trademark registration, it is advisable to determine the chances and likelihood of obtaining registration of your trademark so that you do not waste the filing fees.
The search can be preliminary, conducted on open databases, containing information only about registered marks, or it can be a full search, conducted on databases containing information about both registered trademarks and applications filed for registration.
By default, the search is performed in all classes in the Rospatent database.
If you use the search facility on our website, a form will open where you can enter your email and receive a link to the result per mail.
1. Select classes
Search in all classes
2. Select countries
3. Enter the name of the mark
A preliminary search is made through the Rospatent database or other databases containing information on registered Russian trademarks and trademarks that have been granted legal protection on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Conducting a preliminary search is relevant to separate out a large number of pre-selected marks, or if you wish to find out who owns a trademark you know, a list of goods or services or a priority date.
Full availability search
If you are interested in registering a trademark, we will conduct a search for similar marks, both already registered and applications filed for registration, as well as check your mark for compliance with legal requirements. This significantly (up to 95%) increases the likelihood that your mark will be registered.
Why is it necessary to conduct both the search and the check of the mark?
The mark you have selected may already be registered or someone may have applied to register a similar mark. This means that your trademark may be refused from registration.
There is also a number of legal requirements that the mark must comply with. If no, it may lead to the refusal of your application.
If the search is carried out poorly (for example, if the results are incorrectly evaluated by yourself), then you may not have identify all similar trademarks, which in the future may prevent the registration of your trademark. And most importantly, you do not wish to start using a trademark with everything that this involves, e.g. production of packaging, if it turns out that you are infringing somebody else’s trademark and later need to replace your trademark. It risks being much too expensive. That is why it is advisable to entrust the searching to professionals.
Logo, slogan, trademark or mark are various names of the same intellectual property object, which is officially named a trademark.
We are ready to assist you with the preparation and filing of the application for the registration of your trademark. We will take care of the communication with Rospatent, the Federal Services for Intellectual Property, until a trademark certificate is issued.
We never promise anything we cannot fulfill. When we have conducted the search for similar trademarks, we will give you our best assessment and advice for the filing strategy.
We have registered over 5 000 trademarks over 20 years.
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- § 1. Why register a trademark
- § 2. Registration process
- § 3. What cannot be registered
- § 4. The International Classification of Goods and Services
- § 5. Early termination of a trademark right
- § 6. Fighting counterfeits
- § 7. Practical examples of getting an application through to registration
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