The list of protected objects of commercial property includes the business name of a legal entity. However, the granting of protection to the name does not take place according to the rules of patenting, but by registration through the tax authorities.
The registration of legal entities in Russia can only be handled by the tax service. In order to secure the rights to a company name, the company founders need to carry out the following actions:
hold a general meeting, at which the founding documents are approved, and all the main attributes of the new firm (including the name) are determined;
if the company is created by one founder, he takes a similar decision in a single-person form;
an application for registration, minutes of the general meeting or the decision of the sole participant, as well as constituent documents with the approved name are sent to the tax inspectorate at the location of the future company;
Within 5 working days the registration procedure is carried out, i.e. the information on the newly established company, including its company name, is entered into the register of the Unified State Register of Legal Entities;
the legal entity will receive a registered charter, as well as a record sheet in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities - these documents will secure the right to the company name.
For the registration of entrepreneurs, their personal data - surname, first name and patronymic name - are used. This information is not equated by law to a firm name, and is not subject to additional protection.
A firm name confirmed by an extract from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities may be used by the company in its current activities, including:
to indicate in internal documentation, when entering into contracts;
when applying for authorization documents - licenses, SRO permits, certificates, etc;
to use when developing and registering trade marks - a company name may be the basis for a logo, or it may be used as an independent text symbol to identify the goods.
The use and registration of the name as a trademark will be an additional protection, along with the information in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities. For this purpose, the company will receive a certificate of protection, which will be valid for 10 years with the possibility of extension. In the course of business, you can use the company name to register multiple trademarks.
In the course of activity it is allowed to change the name of the company. For that, the relevant decision must be taken by the founders of the legal entity, or the sole participant. The decision to change the name must be registered via the tax authority, and updated data will be entered in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities.
The cost of name registration services
Our company provides a full range of services for the registration of legal entities, and. accordingly, their business names. To find out how much the registration procedure costs, you can consult with our specialists on the phone numbers listed on the site, or through the feedback form. The price of the services will include:
assistance with general meetings and development of constituent documents;
preparation of a set of documents to apply to the IFTS;
representation of interests at all stages of registration, obtaining documents from the tax inspectorate;
additional services required for registration of rights to trademarks using the company name.
If necessary, we will assist in protecting the rights to the company name, including through judicial institutions.
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