Deliberate registration of a trademark by third parties
Another way of unfair business is a periodic, every two to three months, filing applications for trademarks, based on commercial designations, often coinciding with the trademarks of existing companies that did not register them as trademarks in time. Since the fee for registration of the application and examination can be paid with a certain delay, with such a filing the dishonest applicant makes the payment of the fee and retains the application only when he sees a later application from a bona fide applicant, forcing him to acquire the right to an earlier application on a commercial basis. This scheme was revealed by us according to the results of inspections on the submitted applications of the Russian Federation, and this “business” is gaining more and more scope.
The registration of trademarks used in the territory of the Russian Federation by Russian firms in the name of other persons on the territory of Kazakhstan, China, etc., is also gaining momentum if the delivery of goods or a sign of a Russian company is known there. Thus, the supply market is cut off, since when a trademark is registered for a third party, the products of a Russian company at a border crossing become counterfeit.