Eurasian Economic Union introduces Common Trademark Regulation

Approved draft regulation introducing EEU trademark and designations of origin
Eurasian Economic Union introduces Common Trademark Regulation
11 March 17:01 2016 Print This Article

The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has approved “Draft regulation on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of the Eurasian Economic Union”, reports the press service of the EEC.

The document regulates registration, legal protection and use of trademarks of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and designations of origin. It includes:

  • introduction of “a trademark of the Union” and “designations of origin of the Union” (NMPT) (the Union’s trademark is protected on the territories of all Member States);
  • a single request submission for a trademark of the Union in any patent offices of the Member States;
  • includes a single title of protection in the territory of the Union;
  • “one window” principle, meaning that there is a single  institute to present application to;
  • introduction of a Unified Register of Trademarks of the Union and the Single Union Registry of the NMPT placed on the official website of the EEU;

Proposed Regulation of Trademarks will simplify procedures for registration of trademarks and designations of origin, as well as reduce related costs. The document will be valid on the territory of all Member States of the EEU and will encourage investments in innovation sector, thus contributing in modernization of the economies of the countries of the EEU and their reorientation to innovation.

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