After filing the application there is the examination within 12-18 months. At first, formal examination, then – substantive. According to the results of substantive examination the decision of registration or preliminary refuse is made.
If there is a positive decision, the trademark is registered within 1 month after payment of granting fee.
After trademark registration it is possible to challenge of providing legal protection to a trademark. Trademark is valid within 10 years. Then, if there is a request of right holder, and in case of fee payment, validation of a trademark may be extended for next 10 years.
One application is applied in relation to one designation but can include specification of any amount of classes. For each class above one, specified in application, there is extra charge.
Official fee for registration of application and its examination is $ 450 + $ 65 for each class above one. Also trademark application may include both goods and services. According to the Russian law, two and more parts can`t own the mark.
The right holder has right to grant the right to use the trademark on the basis of a license agreement. However, in Russia there is the concept of a collective trademark. If several persons produce a commodity with united characteristics of quality or other characteristics in common, they have right to c