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1. Trademark Search

The firm’s proprietary database includes both registered trademarks and pending applications, and is used exclusively for our clients’ needs.

1.1. Express Searches

Results follow the same or next day after receiving instructions, without attorney’s report or opinion. Classes are in accordance with the ICGS.

Attorney’s Fee (USD)Official Fee (RUB*)
1.1.1. Identity word mark search only among registered marks, in 1 class + each next classFREE + 15
1.1.2. Identity word mark search including pending applications, in 1 class + each next class130 + 15
1.1.3. Search by right holders’ and applicants’ names, other searchable fields130

1.2. Complete Searches

Results follow in three to five days after receiving instructions, with attorney’s report and opinion. Company names are not included to search.

Attorney’s Fee (USD)Official Fee (RUB*)
1.2.1. Similarity word mark search including applications, in 1 class + each next class275 + 25
1.2.2. Similarity device mark search including applications, in 1 class + each next class380 + 55
1.2.3. Similarity combined mark search including applications, in 1 class + each next class570 + 75

2. Straightforward Prosecution

More than 800 trademark applications are filed by the firm’s attorneys per year. This number is among the largest on the Russian market.

2.1. Regular Filing

Non-convention applications are filed within three days after instructions. Instructions should indicate the applied designation, applicant’s name and address, list of goods/services. A copy of Power of Attorney should be served amid or after filing. No notarization/legalization.

Attorney’s Fee (USD)Official Fee (RUB*)
2.1.1. Filing a trademark application in 1 class + each next class350 + 5014,200 + 2,050
2.1.2. Filing an appellation of origin of goods35013,500

2.2. Filing Options

Urgent applications may be filed the same or next day after receiving instructions, subject to extra fee. Convention applications are filed within six-month deadline, unless instructed to advance. A certified copy of the basic application should be served amid or after filing.

Attorney’s Fee (USD)Official Fee (RUB*)
2.2.1. Filing a short-notice** application in 1 class (extra fee) + each next class280 + 50
2.2.2. Claiming convention priority85
2.2.3. Translating larger-than-normal** lists of goods/services (per 100 words)20

2.3. Registration

Official timeframe for registration is 18½ months from the filing date. Prosecution without complications may be faster. Trademark certificate is either securely stored in our office, or forwarded where instructed. The forwarding cost depends on delivery expenses.

Attorney’s Fee (USD)Official Fee (RUB*)
2.3.1. Attending to registration stage25016,200
2.3.2. Forwarding trademark certificate70–100

3. Complicated Prosecution

Each of the firm’s lead trademark counsels has dozens of years of experience as the RUPTO’s examiner: we really understand prosecution.

3.1. Amendments

Changing the applicant is possible. Taking over representation is recording attorney’s details and adding the mark to our database.

Attorney’s Fee (USD)Official Fee (RUB*)
3.1.1. Requesting a voluntary amendment to a pending application1754,900
3.1.2. Transferring a pending application to another applicant1754,900
3.1.3. Taking over representation of a pending application1501,000

3.2. Office Actions

Trademarks are subject to substantive examination. The deadline for addressing office actions is three months and may be extended by up to six months or reinstated. The deadline for provisional refusals is six months for both national and Madrid applications.

Attorney’s Fee (USD)Official Fee (RUB*)
3.2.1. Sending a formal response to an office action or provisional refusal350
3.2.2. Serving a letter of consent, without translation into Russian350
3.2.3. Extending deadline for replying to an office action (per month)85850
3.2.4. Reinstating a missed deadline for replying to an office action3508,100
3.2.5. Sending a motivated response to a provisional refusal500–1,500

3.3. Oppositions

Official oppositions exist since 2014 and are optional due to the RUPTO’s substantive examination. An opposition may be filed at any time before the statement of grant of protection is made. This uncertain deadline is often within nine months from the application filing date.

Attorney’s Fee (USD)Official Fee (RUB*)
3.3.1. Filing an opposition based on prior trademark rights550–1,200
3.3.2. Filing an opposition based on misleading consumers or other arguments1,000–2,000

3.4. Post-Examination

Refusals of grant of protection may be challenged in the Chamber for Patent (and Trademark) Disputes. The deadline is four months, plus six months for reinstatement. Decision of the Chamber may be appealed in the IP Court within three months. Then, cassation is available.

Attorney’s Fee (USD)Official Fee (RUB*)
3.4.1. Challenging a final rejection in the Chamber for Patent (and Trademark) Disputes900–3,0008,250
3.4.2. Reinstating a missed deadline for challenging rejection3508,100
3.4.3. Appealing against a Chamber’s refusal in the IP Court up to the decision2,000–4,0003,000
3.4.4. Representing in the court of cassation against the decision of the IP Court1,500–3,0001,500

4. Renewal & Recordal

The firm has developed its own software solution for managing trademark deadlines, thus the renewals are always smooth and effective.

4.1. Renewals

Renewal is allowable during the last year of the ten-year term of protection. Any number of consecutive renewals is available. Reinstatement of a missed deadline for renewal is possible within six months. Taking over is recording attorney’s details and adding the mark to our database.

Attorney’s Fee (USD)Official Fee (RUB*)
4.1.1. Applying for renewal of a trademark registration29520,250
4.1.2. Reinstating a missed deadline for renewal1902,050
4.1.3. Taking over representation of a trademark registration1502,050

4.2. Recordals

It is mandatory to record any changes to trademark details as well as transfers of rights including non-contractual devolutions. A license may be exclusive or non-exclusive. The standard tem is 5 years. It is possible to limit methods of use, goods/services, and territory.

Attorney’s Fee (USD)Official Fee (RUB*)
4.2.1. Requesting a voluntary amendment to a trademark registration2752,050
4.2.2. Recording a transfer of rights in relation to 1 trademark + each next mark400 + 8013,500 + 11,500
4.2.3. Recording an amendment to an agreement in relation to 1 trademark + each next mark370 + 852,050
4.2.4. Drafting a non-standard assignment agreement or the provisions to a contract400–1,000
4.2.5. Drafting a non-standard license agreement or the provisions to a contract600–3,000
4.2.6. Drafting a franchising (commercial concession) contract2,000–7,000
4.2.7. Hourly rate for any and all work which does not fall under the above flat fees (per hour)250


* Any costs nominated in rubles are billed in US dollars (or euros if preferred) at firm’s internally generated exchange rate as of the service date.

** Fee may or may not be applied in each particular case at the attorney‘s discretion.

*** Please note that banking expenses up to $50 may or may not be added to each attorney’s invoice at the attorney‘s discretion.


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Alexander Baranchikov

Lead Lawyer
RUPTO Attorney ¹ 1719

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