Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

Russian Federation

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
March 12, 2014Federal Law No. 35-FZ of March 12, 2014, on Amendments to Parts One, Two and Four of the Civil Code and Certain Laws of the Russian Federation

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
July 1, 2017Federal Law No. 147-FZ of July 1, 2017, on Amendments to Articles 1252 and 1486 of Part Four of the Civil Code and Articles 4 and 99 of the Arbitration Procedural Code of the Russian Federation
December 6, 2011Federal Law No. 401-FZ of December 6, 2011, on Amendments to the Federal Law on Protection of Competition and Certain Other Laws of the Russian Federation (as amended up to Federal law No. 275-FZ of May 10, 2015)
December 6, 2011Federal Law No. 401-FZ of December 6, 2011, on Amendments to the Federal Law on the Protection of Competition and Certain Laws of the Russian Federation (as amended up to Federal Law No. 275-FZ of October 5, 2015)
July 26, 2006Federal Law No. 135-FZ of July 26, 2006, on the Protection of Competition (as amended up to Federal Law No. 264-FZ of July 3, 2016)
November 22, 1995Federal Law of the Russian Federation No. 171-FZ of November 22, 1995, on State Regulation of Production and Circulation of Ethyl Alcohol and Alcohol Products and Restriction on Alcohol Consumption (as amended up to Federal Law No. 433-FZ of December 28, 2017)

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
September 23, 2017Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1151 of September 23, 2017, on Amendments to the Regulation on Patent Fees and Other Fees for Legally Significant Actions related to Patents for Inventions, Utility Models and Industrial Designs, State Registration of Trademarks and Service Marks, State Registration and Grant of Exclusive Rights to the Appellation of Origin of Goods, and State Registration of License, Assignment and Pledge Agreements of Intellectual Property Rights, as well as Transfer of Such Rights without Agreement
March 22, 2016Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 227 of March 22, 2016, on Amendments to Decision of the Government No. 941 of December 10, 2008
September 30, 2015Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 704 of September 30, 2015, approving the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property of the State Service, relating to the Changes in the State Registers of the Russian Federation of Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin, the List of Well-Known Trademarks and the Certificate of Registration of Trademarks, Collective Marks, Service Marks, Well-Known Trademarks, and Exclusive Rights to Appellations of Origin of Goods
September 30, 2015Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 707 of September 30, 2015, approving the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property of the State Service on the State Registration of Non-Contractual Transfer of Exclusive Rights on Inventions, Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Trademarks, Service Marks, Appellations of Origin, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Computer Programs or Databases
September 30, 2015Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 705 of September 30, 2015, on Approval of the Administrative Regulation Governing the Exercise of the State Functions of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property on the Extension of Term of the Exclusive Right for Trademarks, Service Marks and Collective Marks
September 28, 2015Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 693 of September 28, 2015, on Approval of the Administrative Regulation Governing the Exercise of the State Functions of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property for the Pre-term Termination of the Legal Protection of Trademarks, Service Marks and Well-known Marks, Termination of Validity of the Certificate for the Right to Use the Appellations of Origin upon the Request of any Person other than the Right Holder, due to the Liquidation of the Legal Entity or the Sole Proprietorship-the Right Holder, as well as in case of Death of the Right Holder of the Certificate for the Right to Use the Appellations of Origin
August 27, 2015Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 603 of August 27, 2015, on Approval of the Administrative Regulation Governing the Exercise of the State Functions of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property for the Early Termination of Patents for Inventions, Utility Models, Industrial Designs, and the Legal Protection of Trademarks, Service Marks and Certificates of Exclusive Rights to Appellations of Origin Upon Request of the Right Holders
August 27, 2015Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 602 of August 27, 2015, on Approval of the Administrative Regulation Governing the Exercise of the State Functions of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property for the Recognition of Trademarks or Designations Used as Trademarks as Well-Known Trademarks
August 27, 2015Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 608 of August 27, 2015, approving the Administrative Regulations of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property of the State Service on the Study of Application Documents for the State Registration of Trademarks, Service Marks, and Collective Marks and Issuing Copies of such Documents
August 27, 2015Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 601 of August 27, 2015, on Approval of the List of Information to be Specified in the Certificate for Well-Known Trademarks, and the Form of the Certificate for Well-Known Trademarks
July 20, 2015Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 483 of July 20, 2015, approving the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property of the State Service on the State Registration of Trademarks, Service Marks and Collective Marks and Granting of Certificates of Registration of Trademarks, Service Marks, Collective Marks and Duplicates thereof
September 15, 2011Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 781 of September 15, 2011, on Amendments to the Regulation on Patent Fees and Other Fees related to Patents for Inventions, Utility Models, Industrial Designs, State Registration of Trademarks and Service Marks, State Registration and the Grant of Exclusive Rights to the Appellations of Origin of Goods, as well as State Registration of the Agreements on the Use of Intellectual Property Rights and the Transfer of Such Rights (as amended by Decision of the Government No. 1151 of September 23, 2017)
December 10, 2008Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 941 of December 10, 2008, on Approval of the Regulation on Patent Fees and Other Fees for Legally Significant Actions related to Patents for Inventions, Utility Models, Industrial Designs, State Registration of Trademarks and Service Marks, State Registration and Grant of Exclusive Rights to the Appellations of Origin of Goods, and State Registration of License, Assignment and Pledge Agreements of Intellectual Property Rights, as well as Transfer of Such Rights without Agreement (as amended up to Decision of the Government No. 1151 of September 23, 2017)
April 22, 2003Order of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) No. 56 of April 22, 2003, on the Rules for Filing Oppositions against Applications and the Examination Thereof by the Chamber for Patent Disputes (as amended up to Order of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. 720 of November 29, 2013)
March 5, 2003Order No. 32 of March 5, 2003 of the Russian Agency for Patents and Trademarks (ROSPATENT) Approving Rules on the Drafting, Filing and Examination of Applications for the Registration of Trademarks and Service Marks

IP Jurisprudence

Date of TextTitle
March 28, 2014Decision of the Presidium of the Intellectual Property Court No. SP-21/4 of March 28, 2014, on Approval of the Notice on Issues Relating to the Domain Name Disputes
April 26, 2007Decision of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation No. 14 of April 26, 2007, on the Practice for the Examination by Courts of Criminal Cases relating to the Infringement of Copyright and Related Rights, Inventors' and Patent Rights, and on the Unlawful Use of Trademarks