Apparently, recently it’s been taking Rospatent (this is proper name of RUPTO) less time to finish formal examination of trademark applications than it used to be – if previously the period was about 1 month, then currently I’ve been noticing lesser and lesser time span. Just a couple of recent examples of foreign trademark applications we’ve filed in Russia: it took Chinese trademark TRAVELHOUSE 10 days to get approved for entering substantive examination, while Tunisian trademark FLORIDENT and Taiwanese trademark FARCENT passed formal examination in Russia during 2 weeks.
We believe that this improvement was in particular achieved also due to the fact that we switched solely to electronic filing of trademark applications in Russia – no more snail mail problems.
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