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Procedure for registration

Examination of a trademark application shall include preliminary examination and examination of the claimed designation.

The term for holding preliminary examination makes up two months from the date of filing of the application with the National Center of Intellectual Property.

Preliminary examination checks the correct preparation of the application documents, correct execution of the list of goods and services as well as payments of all necessary fees.

Examination of a designation shall be held upon completion of preliminary examination of the application; upon results thereof, a decision will be made on acceptance of the application for consideration.

At the main examination stage, assessment of protectability of the claimed designation shall be carried out on the absolute grounds and other grounds. Upon the examination results, a decision will be made either on registration of the trademark or on refusal of its registration.

Currently, the term for consideration of an application for registration of a trademark makes up 15-18 months from the date of filing of the application.

The applicant has an opportunity to accelerate the process of consideration of the application by way of filing of a request for accelerated examination of the designation submitted for registration.

The accelerated examination of the claimed designation is carried out on a fee basis by the National Center of Intellectual Property. For the request to be approved, the following conditions shall be met:

  1. There must be a decision on acceptance of the application for further consideration adopted upon the completion of preliminary examination.
  2. The request for accelerated examination of the claimed designation may be filed not earlier than six months from the date of filing of the application with the National Center of Intellectual Property.

 

 

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