Watching services
Trademarks and Domain names
UDRP administrative proceedings
Customs seizure
Legal Services

Watching services

We review all of the new Trademarks published by the Russian PTO and notify our clients of Trademarks, which we consider, are of unfair competition. Cancellation proceedings can then be prosecuted before the Board of Appeals and the Higher Patent Chamber. When the patentability of our clients’ Trademark or Service Mark is under question, our attorneys are highly experienced in litigating against any infringements.

Trademarks and Domain names

We assist our clients in the acquisition, transfer and maintenance of second and third level domain names. Timely registration, especially for Trademark owners of legitimate and registered marks is vitally important due to the absence of any effective legislation regulating the use and misuse of domains.

Domain name and online intellectual property protection services include:
∙ Expedited registration of domain names as Trademarks
∙ Challenging or mediating with and, where appropriate, negotiating with domain name squatters and infringers
∙ Challenging or mediating with and, where appropriate, representing clients before the Courts, antimonopoly and bodies.

Russian jurisdiction is responsible for court cases with domain names:
– registered in the zones .ru, .su, .рф;
– registered in other domain zones by Russian registrars.

In cases of infringement of trademarks that do not fall under Russian jurisdiction (for example, domain name in the «.com» zone, registered by non-Russian Registrar), we also provide services for the preparation of complaints and conducting cases in accordance with the rules of the UDRP.

UDRP administrative proceedings

We represent our clients in administrative proceedings under the UDRP Rules. The UDRP Rules applies to domain names in 76 national domain zones and several dozen common domain zones (.com, .net, .pro, .top, etc.).

The advantages of the UDRP proceedings:

1. Terms of the consideration (in general, the term of consideration of the complaint is not more than 60 days);
2. The possibility of considering cases against foreign defendants and foreign domain names;
3. No need to establish the identity of the defendant;
4. Consideration of the case online: after sending a complaint, the administrative panel considers the case on the basis of the submitted documents without calling the parties;
5. Automatic execution of the decision by the registrar.

Our services include full support of administrative proceedings UDRP from drawing up a complaint to receiving a decision.

We can also register your Intellectual Property in the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks provide you with the following rights
• Identification of infringers and grey market companies and individuals
• Control of unauthorised distribution channels and shipments
• Prevention of the occurrence of infringement during the import to or export from Russia
• Development of your goods or services market in Russia
• Prohibiting competitors from benefiting from the reputation of your goods or services
• Identification of royalty underpayment of licensed goods or services
• Maximizing the revenue of your Intellectual Property in Russia
• Creating a strong image and reputation of your Intellectual Property and enabling Russian consumers to enjoy the benefits derived from the quality of your goods or services.

Customs seizure

ARS-Patent & Trademarks has significant experience in working with the Russian Customs authorities on the importation of goods. In order to prevent counterfeit products from entering the Russian market, we can request seizure at Customs points by placing Trademarks on the special watch list.

Legal Services

Our practice is devoted to the protection of our clients’ rights to their Intellectual Property. This includes consultancy in all
matters of development, use and protection of their IP. The negotiation of agreements such as cession and coexistence agreements, and representation of clients’ interests before the Courts and administrative bodies.

Our attorneys have successfully represented the interests of International and Russian companies and corporations. Particularly in instances such as appealing the decisions of the administrative bodies, suppressing infringement activities, and recovering the damages caused to our clients’ Intellectual Property.

How can we help you?

Talk to us to discuss how ARS-Patent can help you with your Intellectual Property requirements please call us on +7 812 600 6707 for St Petersburg or +7 495 223 27 19 for Moscow, or click on the enquiry form link below.

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