1 May

Colour marks gain popularity in Russia

Colour trademarks are growing in popularity in Russia. However, to ensure their registration, the colour in question must be capable of sufficiently distinguishing the product or service and its origin.

Vladimir Trey


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Vladimir Trey graduated from the Moscow State Linguistic University as a linguist and then from the Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property as a lawyer. He joined Gorodissky & Partners in 1999 and in 2010 was promoted to partner. His experience includes counselling clients on trademark issues, managing trademark portfolios through clearance and prosecution, and representing clients before Rospatent and the commercial courts, including the IP Court. Mr Trey represents owners of famous brands and consolidated trademark portfolios across a wide range of industries including sport and leisure, perfumery and cosmetics, medicine, media and e-communications, chemistry and agro-culture, oil extraction and processing, electronics, automotive production and financial and insurance services.