Treaty on Trademarks in the Eurasian Economic Union
The members of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission signed at the meeting on December 5 the Treaty on Trademarks in the Eurasian Economic Union. This completed the procedures necessary for its entry into force.
Now countries will begin to establish practical mechanisms for the implementation of the Treaty, including instructions, technological procedures for interaction.
The Treaty provides for the regional registration of a trademark, which will simultaneously be protected throughout the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (the Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Russian Federation).
An application for registration of the EAEU trademark can be filed with any of the national patent offices of the EAEU countries. Trademark protection will be provided if the application does not get a refusal from any of these national offices. The regulation of procedural steps will allow such applications to be considered within a period not exceeding a year. The Treaty is expected actually to work after 2020.