Registration of trademarks, computer software and databases needing protection
Svetlana Veresova is listed among Russian leading lawyers in area of intellectual property by such international rating as the Legal 500 EMEA since 2014. Specializes in registration of trademarks (including under the Madrid system), registration of computer programs and data bases, preparation and registration of license, assignment and franchise agreements, intellectual property proceedings in general jurisdiction and arbitrazh courts, Chamber for Patent Disputes and before antimonopoly authorities. Svetlana has been practicing in INTELLECT-S since 2002, she files more than 100 trademark applications per year.
Work highlights: trademark prosecution and strategy
Trademark registration work is a significant part of our IP lawyers's work.
We regard it as a full-value work which furnishes a considerable part of the firm's total revenue which increases every year.
The firm advises scores of clients on the registrability and protection of intellectual property items. Moreover INTELLECT-S acted as an intermediary on trademark registration and design patenting issues in countries including USA, EU, Guyana, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, China, India, Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Panama, Pakistan.
The significance of this work for us can be explained by specific figures: during January 2015 – March 2016 INTELLECT-S registered 111 trademarks and worked on 238 applications. 3 international registration were registered in WIPO register.
Significant contract work load was coming and continues to come from big producers and retailers like:
- In 2016 we start to cooperate with big URALCHEM Holding P.L.C. http://www.uralchem.com/, a company incorporated in Cyprus and the holding company for URALCHEM Group, one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia and the CIS. URALCHEM Group is the largest ammonium nitrate producer in Russia and the second largest ammonia and nitrogen fertilizer producer in Russia.
- In 2015 our lawyers began to communicate with Galileo Sky IT-company http://www.7gis.ru/. It deals with development and equipment manufacturing for satellite monitoring.
- Since 2015 we are working with food industrial complex “Horoshiy Vkus” http://www.h-vk.ru/en and affiliated companies, the largest group of food and agricultural enterprises in the Urals, including 3 main industrial sectors - «meat-processing», «pig breeding» and «manufacture of grain and fodder». The group comprises: a meat-processing enterprise, a pig-breeding farm, a grain-receiving enterprise with the facilities to manufacture the fodder, a cattle-breeding farm, an agricultural firm with the assigned plough-lands. Their activity covers all Sverdlovskaya oblast. Thanks to our IP lawyers “Horoshiy Vkus” received the right to use trademark “Sovetskie”, which was used by the other big and famous Russian meat packing plant http://www.mikoyan.ru/. At the moment we are involved in registration of Horoshiy Vkus's new trademarks.
- In 2014 we signed the long-term agreement with popular start-up company Knopka.com http://knopka.com/, service for businesspeople, who don't want to spend time on accounting and legal issues. Knopka has its own lawyers, accountants and businesses-consultant for customer support.
- Since 2014 we are involved in complex trademark registration for JSC «STAR», http://www.ao-star.ru/en/ in Russia and aboad (Ukraine, India, China). The matters are complicated by the fact that the client's marks are deemed to be lacking distinctiveness. We were already successful in arguing this point in Russia and China, Indian and Ukrainian applications are still pending. JSC «STAR» is a significant player of aircraft production market, specializing in development and production of automated control systems for gas turbine engines. The enterprise manufactures digital electronic governors and hydromechanical units for control of aircraft gas turbine engines and power units of gas turbine electric power plants, gas pumping units.
- Since 2013 we are working with KvassCo Bottlers LLC http://kvascompany.ru/en/ which is involved in production and bottling of non-alcoholic, low alcoholic and alcoholic beverages in Sasovo, Ryazan region.
- Since 2013 we perform all of IP work for BauTex, http://www.bautex.ru/en/ , a Russian-German company, one of the largest manufacturers of production based on fibre glass and leading distributor of raw materials for glassfiber plastics production in Russia and Europe.
- Romcor, http://www.romcor.ru/ a Russian regional meat processing corporation, is our long-standing client in trademark registration and trademark transaction matters.
- A long-term agreement with AO Cordiant, http://www.cordiant.ru a leading Russian tyre manufacture holding around 21 per cent of the Russina tyre market, was finally signed in late 2013. Since then on a regular basis INTELLECT-S is advising AO Cordiant on domestic trademark registration matters and rendering intermediary services in connection with trademark protection in Latin America and Asia, 6 trademark searches and 8 trademark filings were performed for Cordiant working closly with in Bolivia, Equador, ZACARIAS & FERNANDEZ, www.zafer.com.py in Paraguay, B&R Latin America IP LLC, www.brlatina.com, in Columbia, Hughes, Fields & Stoby, www.guyanalaw.net in Guyana, BUFETE MORERA & MORERA, http://moreraabogados.com/ in Costa Rica, and Garcia & Bodan Attorneys and Counselors at Law, http://www.garciabodan.com/ in Nicaragua and El Salvador.
- We manage portfolio of domestic and international trademarks of AlternativaPlatform International Group, http://www.alternativaplatform.com/en/ a multiplayer online games and services developer working closely with Adobe Systems, Incorporated, USA, a global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. The most famous game developped by AlternativaPlatform is 3D-action multiplayer online project Tanki Online, http://tankionline.com/en/ with over 42 million registered players all over the world as of February 2014.
- Hermis PRO Co Ltd, http://www.hermis.ru/eng a European capital company that offers comprehensive distribution, wholesale, logistics, and merchandising services and specializes is promoting brand cheeses and dairy products.
- OAO Yaroslavskie kraski, http://www.yarkraski.ru/ a federal significance producer of paints and lacquers.
- Vagonmash, http://www.vagonmash.eu a federal significance manufacturer of railway vehicles.
- Witek, http://witek.ru/ one of the largest snack and confection producers in Urals Region.