Answer ... The relevant trademark legislation includes:
- the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property;
- the Madrid Agreement on the International Registration of Trademarks (and the Protocol thereto);
- the Trademark Law Treaty;
- the Singapore Treaty;
- the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights;
- the Russian Civil Code (Part 4);
- the Rules on Filing and Consideration of Trademark Applications, insofar as these are in compliance with the Russian Civil Code; and
- other administrative guidelines and recommendations.
Answer ... According to Russian law, trademark rights arise from the moment of state registration. No rights derive from the use of an unregistered trademark.
Part IV of the Russian Civil Code;
The Paris Convention;
The Madrid Agreement and Protocol;
The Rules on Filing and Consideration of Trademark Applications; and
Other administrative guidelines and recommendations.