The term of registration a Trademark lasts about 12-14 months from the date of filing the application with the Patent Office. This term is rather long. Such situation does not meet the requirements of the current market.
On the 23th of June the Russian Patent Office suggested to start the discussion on the project of the opposition procedure. The opposition procedure will reduce the terms of registering of a Trademark to 4 months. The application is being published in order to allow any interested person to file an objection. In the case of an objection the parties have a period of six months to resolve the dispute, the results of which filed an objection may be withdrawn.