Russian patent service says YES to trademarking ;-) (RU2007719479)

No doubt, you’ve heard the buzz already – Russian company Superfone and its president Oleg Teterin claim they own the rights to reproduce 😉 emoticon and similar derivatives like 🙂 and 🙂 in spite of their being in public use for at least 15 years. Associated Press says that “The Rospatent federal patent agency (aka […]

(Updated) quick guide to trademark registration in Russia in 2009

Today I was responding to an inquiry from Israel re process and cost of trademark registration in Russia, and upon finishing my letter I thought that this matter might be of interest to somebody else, so I’m posting it here. Daniel wrote: I anticipate the client will want to know a bottom-line price, so I […]