EAEU single trademark may expand to more countries
The functioning of the single trademark of the states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) can be expanded to countries that have ratified the Eurasian Patent Convention. This opinion was expressed by the head of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) Grigory Ivliev on the sidelines of the conference in Nur-Sultan.
“We have already decided to create a single trademark within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union. The document has been adopted, and it is now undergoing the procedure of domestic approvals. We now offer our partners to accelerate the process of ratification of this document in order to put it into effect in the near future.” – Ivliev said.
According to him, the functioning of the EAEU single trademark may continue in other countries. “At the same time, we assume that a single trademark is needed not only for the Eurasian Union, but the next step will be the development of a single trademark for all states of the Eurasian Patent Convention.”
On September 9, Nur Sultan hosted a diplomatic conference on the adoption of the Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs to the Eurasian Patent Convention. Currently, eight countries have ratified this convention: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.