The joint effort of Transneft and Transneft R&D has succeeded in recognising the trademark of Transneft as well-known for the purpose of the Company’s brand status confirmation in the territory of Russia as well as its unequivocal association with the copyright holder.
On 28 December 2020, the Federal Service for Intellectual Property published its decision to recognise Transneft’s trademark as well-known starting from 25 December 2019. The well-known trademark of Transneft has been registered in the Register of Well-Known Trademarks under number 222 relative to the services of oil and petroleum products transportation and storage as well as their transportation for third parties.
The well-known trademark’s legal protection remains in force without time limits.
The well-known trademark is a special form of legal safeguard for trade names widely known in the territory of Russia.
The status of a well-known trademark can be assigned on the basis of a special application to a trade name or designation that has become widely known in the territory of Russia as a result of intensive usage among respective consumers in respect of the applicant's goods or services (Art. 1508 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation).