Attorneys of EPAM provided legal support to Samolet Group, a leading Russian real estate developer, securing a well-known trademark recognition for the group’s brand.
As a result of the team’s efforts, the Firm successfully convinced Rospatent that Samolet’s brand is well-known and related to construction and real estate operations across Russia, although the specificity of the business only provides for operations in certain regions.
Legal protection in this instance was complicated as Samolet Group provides a whole range of development services through its individual members who might have already had their own trademarks adapted to their specific operations at the time the Firm was engaged.
Samolet’s recognition as a well-known trademark grants it a special status as compared to ordinary trademarks, specifically permanent trademark protection. Only a select number of brands enjoy this status – approximately just 200 trademarks of this kind have been registered in Russia as of present.
Samolet Group was represented by the Intellectual Property / TMT team including Head of Practice Pavel Sadovsky and Senior Associate Maxim Burda.