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.
A technical solution relating to a device shall be protected as a utility model. A utility model shall be granted legal protection if it is new and industrially applicable. A utility model shall be new if the sum of its essential features is not anticipated by prior art.
The state of the art shall include any kind of information published anywhere in the world and made available to the public, before the priority date of the claimed utility model, concerning devices of similar function and the use thereof in the Russian Federation. The state of the art shall also include, on condition of their earlier priority, all applications filed in the Russian Federation by other applicants for inventions and utility models, to the docu