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The treaty on trademarks, service marks and appellations of origin of the EAEU goods facilitates the comprehensive legal protection of intellectual property in the EAEU Member States

The treaty on trademarks, service marks and appellations of origin of the EAEU goods facilitates the comprehensive legal protection of intellectual property in the EAEU Member States

3/10/2016

At the session of the EEC Board on March 9, the draft EEC Council disposition "On the draft Treaty on trademarks, service marks and appellations of origin of the EAEU goods" was approved.

The draft Treaty on trademarks, service marks and appellations of origin of the EAEU goods regulates the relations arising in connection with the registration, legal protection and use of trademarks of the Eurasian Economic Union and appellations of origin of the EAEU goods.

The draft Treaty envisages:

- the introduction of the “Union trademark” and “appellation of origin of the EAEU goods” (the Union trademark is a sign which is simultaneously protected on the territories of all the Member States and enables the goods of one natural and legal entity to be distinguished from the goods of other entities);

- the submission of one application for the Union trademark (application for Geographical indication) in any of the patent offices of the Member States;

- obtaining a single protective title on the territory of the Union;

- a single agency for Applicant's needs (“single window”);

- maintaining the Single register of the Union trademarks and the Single register of the Union Geographical indication, both posted on the official website of the Union;

- adoption of legally meaningful actions by the EEC Council for Union trademark registration and Union Geographical indications under the Treaty, as well as duty rates.

The Treaty on trademarks, service marks and appellations of origin of the EAEU goods helps simplify procedures for registering trademarks and appellations of origin, as well as reduce business costs. Comprehensive legal protection of intellectual property as a result of the single protective document valid on the territory of all Member States stimulates investment in innovative, high-tech industries of the Union, as well as the introduction of innovative technologies in the EAEU Member States. This contributes to the opening of new enterprises and the modernisation of economies of the Union Member States, shifting the focus away from raw materials to innovations. 

For Reference

The draft Treaty on trademarks, service marks and appellations of origin of the EAEU goods was developed in order to implement the Protocol on protection of intellectual property rights (Annex 26 to the EAEU Treaty).