Trademark Search and Clearance
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.
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.
Full check of the trademark by our forces.
Conducting a preliminary search is relevant to screen out a large number of pre-selected marks, or if you intend to establish the copyright holder of a trademark you know, a list of goods or services, a priority date.
Why is it necessary to order a search and full check of a trademark before registration?
- The mark you have selected may already be registered or someone may have applied to register a similar mark. This means that you may be refused registration of your mark.
- There are also a number of legal requirements that a mark must comply with, failure to comply with which may lead to a refusal to register your mark.
- If the search is carried out poorly (for example, if the results are incorrectly evaluated on your own), then you may simply not find similar trademarks that may further impede the registration of your designation and serve as a reason for refusing state registration. That is why it is advisable to entrust this work to professionals.
To highlight products on the market for similar goods, entrepreneurs use means of individualization. After the development of the designation, it is worthwhile to make the search through the valid trademarks. This will allow the owner of designation to assess the probability of registering the created object. The preliminary trademark search is carried out on the public databases of Rospatent, other open databases and information sources. A person can independently conduct a free search using the Zuykov and Partners website. Based on the research results, the trademark owner learns about similar and identical designations that are registered for similar goods and services.