The State Duma of the Russian Federation has passed a bill that allows self-employed citizens to register trademarks in Rospatent, RIA Novosti reports.
According to the current rules, only companies or individual entrepreneurs can have a personal trademark. At the same time, in today’s realities, the development of intellectual property, its assets and brands becomes especially relevant. In addition, some types of business activities a person can engage in without registering an individual entrepreneur. In this regard, the Civil Code is amended to allow you to register your trademark as a legal entity or individual entrepreneur, and ordinary citizens.
According to the bill, trademarks will also be able to register foreign citizens in Russia without confirmation of the status of individual entrepreneurs.
The final decision of the Federation Council and the President is currently pending, and the law will enter into force a year after its official publication.