Changes expected to the cancellation process of unused trademarks in Russia

4.4.2017

A more simplified process for cancelling unused trademarks in Russia is currently being considered by the State Duma of the Russian Federation. The objective of the change is to decrease the number of cancellation actions at the IP Court and to speed up the cancellation of unused registered trademarks.

In the new process a letter could be sent to the owner of an unused registered trademark with a request to voluntarily withdraw the unused trademark from the register or to assign it to the sender. In case the owner of the unused trademark does not react to this request, it will be possible to start court proceedings.

More information about the change is expected before summer 2017 and we will keep you updated.

For more information, please contact Ms Annikki Hämäläinen.

News

Patent opposition proceedings in Russia

In Russia too, it is possible to dispute the validity of a granted patent. Read Erik Goussev's blog on the patent opposition proceedings in Russia.

QA Specialist

We are hiring! Are you interested in developing a revolutionary machine learning-based ERP system for legal services in a SaaS model? We are now looking for an ambitious QA Specialist to join our multi-disciplinary software development team.

Article in WIPR: Russia jurisdiction report – The rules on patent opposition

The Patent Disputes Chamber which is a department of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) receives about 100 patent oppositions a year. Read more about the rules.

Startup, remember to involve an IP expert already in the product development phase – Case Kelosound

Protecting your ideas should start already in the product development phase. Read the story of our customer Kirsi Ihalainen, CEO of Kelosound Oy, who created a product of naturally dried wood that plays different sounds.