June 3, 2016
The representatives of “MIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS” attended the Rospatent board meeting and took an active part in the e-filing leaders’ meeting with the Director General of Rospatent

On May 24, 2016, for the first time ever, Rospatent board held a meeting with representatives of Ministries and departments, the State Duma, government corporations, large business and patent attorneys.

“MIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS”, the second largest firm on e-filing of applications for inventions and utility models in 2016, was invited to this meeting, as well as to the following e-filing leaders’ meeting with the Director General of Rospatent.

During the board meeting, the issue was raised of changing the trademark registration procedure. In the near future, it is planned to introduce an opposition procedure instead of trademark examination which will be excluded. These changes will allow halving the time of trademark registration (up to 7-8 months).

Besides, Rospatent announced that a rapid fees increase for the registration of all IP objects should be expected.

During the meeting with the Director General of Rospatent, the advantages and disadvantages of electronic filing system of FIPS were discussed together with proposed suggestions for improvement of e-filing services.

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