Registration of a trademark almost for nothing
Another misconception that plays a cruel joke with the applicants is the opinion that the main thing is to apply for a trademark. It does not take into account the fact that you need to submit the application correctly, in the right amount of the protection requested, and you need to professionally conduct the clerical work on the application submitted. The number of applications for registration of trademarks in 2017 amounted to 73,510 applications, the number of registered trademarks in 2018 (this is the bulk of applications filed in 2017) amounted to about 49,000 registrations. From this it follows that every third application is either a refusal application or withdrawn, including the withdrawal of the application may be due to the wrong application of the application. Refusal or withdrawn applications have no legal effect, it is money lost, including paid fees. Often on the Internet you can find offers for registration of trademarks for very small amounts. However, the work of a competent patent attorney cannot be cheap, as it requires scrupulous analysis, serious mental work, a lot of time, and most importantly, a lot of experience. Companies offering their services at very low prices do not have experienced specialists on staff. As a result, as a result of the desire to save money, you get either a refusal decision on the application, or a lost (withdrawn) application. Ask yourself the question: “Are you ready to lose money and, most importantly, your trademark for the sake of the savings, as you thought, of several thousand rubles?”.
If you are looking for a lower price, you will always find it, because demand creates supply. But when registering a trademark, the rule always works: “Expensive does not mean good, but cheap is definitely bad!”. Registration of a trademark is made about a year, and promising you what you want to hear, take the money and disappear, to unscrupulous people does not interfere with anything, especially if they took money only for filing an application, which is not the most difficult in the trademark registration procedure.