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New Administrative Regulations came into force in Russia

News by Liapunov and Co.

In 2015 by orders of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation there was approved and came into force a number of updated Administrative Regulations for state services provided by the Russian Patent and Trademark Office (Rospatent), relating in particular to:

  • registration of trademarks, service marks, collective marks (the Regulations came into force from September 12, 2015),
  • access to application documents for state registration of trademarks, service marks, collective marks (the Regulations came into force from October 4, 2015 ),
  • recognition of a trademark as a well known trademark in the Russian Federation (the Regulations came into force from October 13, 2015), and
  • early termination of patents for invention, utility model and industrial design, of legal protection of trademarks, service marks at the request of the rights holder (the Regulations came into force from 10 November 2015).

In addition, on 19 October 2015 there came into force the new Procedure for accessing documents of applications for patents for invention, utility model and industrial design.

Should you have any questions concerning the updates of the Administrative Regulations, please feel free to contact us.

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