There is a certain procedure of the trademark registration.
First, the applicant prepares and submits an application to the Federal Institute of Industrial Property in paper form or by digital signature from the applicant's personal account.
There, the claimed designation (future trademark) undergoes inspection and examination procedures, the main purpose of which is to identify identical or similar to the degree of confusion trademarks and applications filed with ROSPATENT (FIPS) before the filing date of the application by the applicant.
This is a rather time- and labour-consuming process, which explains the average time of 12 months to obtain a trademark certificate.
In case of similarity of the claimed designation with other trademarks or designations with an earlier priority, the applicant may be refused registration of the trademark and the procedure may begin again, with the necessary modifications to the claimed designation.
Therefore, before filing an application with Rospatent, it is necessary to verify the authenticity of all trademark elements or their combination.
This verification procedure requires a significant resource of time, knowledge of laws and governing documents, and most importantly, experience in trademark registration, as frequently the understanding of ROSPATENT experts expertise and priorities is more important.