How to Make a Search on POISKZNAKOV.RU?

What Kind of Search May Be Made on POISKZNAKOV.RU?

- Word mark search
- Figurative mark search
- Mark / application number search
- Right holder/ applicant name search
- Domain name search
Word Mark Search

The search algorithm automatically transliterates the mark searched for and therefore there is no need:

- to make a search several times;
- to input several spelling variants searched for in the search box.

For instance, if you make a search using the word PHOTO (ФОТО), you will be provided with the results of the query for the following words: ФОТО, PHOTO and FOTO.

If you search for any similar marks, this option will be taken into account automatically; when other criteria are selected, the relevant option box should be checked.

Search Engine Limitations

Please, prior to launching any search review carefully the current search engine limitations mentioned in the relevant section of the


Similarity Percentage

The similarity percentage is a numerical indicator showing the extent of the similarity in description of one word mark to that of another one (in percents). Such indicator is calculated based on the algorithm developed by specialists of our company.

Figurative Mark Search
Search Engine Limitations

Currently the following limitations exist:

- Formats of files containing uploaded images are BMP, PNG, GIF, JPG, JPEG;

- The maximum size of the file containing an uploaded image is 8 Mb:

- Images of poor quality are not recognized properly;

- Small objects and noises are not recognized properly;

- The maximum size of retrieved data is 3,000 symbols;

- The service may malfunction in case of its launching using Internet Explorer.

How many times may one adjust search results?

The permitted number of adjustments to the data searched for and retrieved is up to 25 times. This means that within the framework of the check made for one figurative mark, you may modify ICGS classes or sections (subsections) of the International Vienna Classification up to 25 times.

What is the Vienna classification and codes of graphic elements?

The Vienna Classification of the Figurative Elements of Trademarks (VK) is used to describe the image in the form of specific codes, which greatly simplifies the process of verifying the pictorial designations. VK is a hierarchical system, going from general to particular and dividing the set of graphic elements into classes, subclasses and headings. For example, for the presented character, the list of VK codes is as follows:

3.1.1      Lions

3.1.2      Heraldic Lions

3.1.22    Animals resting on their forepaws

24.1.5    Shields with other pictorial elements and inscriptions

24.1.15  Billboards containing inscriptions

24.1.17  Shields with external pictorial elements or inscriptions

27.5.23  A few letters

28.11.0  Inscriptions in Latin letters

How to enable / exclude VK codes when image verification?

Use the “Choose from list” option to include or exclude VK codes of interest to refine your search selection.

Automatically detect Vienna classification codes

If you do not know which codes of the Vienna Classification to choose to verify the designation, we recommend using the automatic determination option. To do this, you need to download the image to be checked and in the additional window of the search parameters, click the button "Define Vienna Classification Codes Automatically". The system will analyze the downloaded image and display a list of codes in an additional window.

Combined Mark Search
Combined value

In order to check any combined mark, it is necessary to make a search twice, i.e. to make a word mark search and a figurative mark search. Tips for each kind of search are available in the relevant sections above.

Up-to-dateness and Updating of Trademark Databases

What is the extent of up-to-dateness of the trademark databases?

The extent of up-to-dateness of the data is indicated in the relevant section in the left part of the screen. The search history for each search indicates the up-to-dateness as of the date of the relevant search.

How long does it take to include applications published by Rospatent into the database?

Applications published by Rospatent require processing, inputting and checking. Therefore they are not inputted in the database and, consequently, are not taken into account at once. Full data of such applications is available not later than in two weeks after the submission of the relevant application to the Federal Institute of Industrial Property (FIPS). Before such time, some data may be missing.

What is the regularity of updating?

The database is updated every day.

“Archive” Mark Statuses

The status “Archive” is indicated for marks that are no longer available on the website of wipo.org due to reasons unknown for us.

ICGS Classes

What are ICGS Classes?
What are they needed for?

The International Classification of Goods and Services (ICGS) is used for the registration of trademarks and built based on the principle of uniformity of types of goods and services.

ICGS classes constitute the totality of goods or services divided into groups. The ICGS contains 45 classes: 34 classes of goods (1 to and including 34) and 11 classes of services (35 to and including 45).

How can one know what class is needed?

Read carefully the full list of classes of the ICGS or simply start imputing the name of a commodity or a service in the search box and the search engine will select the most suitable classes for you.

Corresponding ICGS Classes

Corresponding classes are classes containing uniform goods / services with respect to the trademark of interest for you. For instance, after the effective date of the 8th version of the ICGS which included new classes (43, 44, and 45), some services previously included in class 42 were reclassified or excluded from the ICGS.

For the convenience of users, corresponding classes are highlighted in light blue when ICGS classes are selected in search parameters.

Marks without Indicated ICGS Classes in Search Results

Marks with respect to which no classes are indicated are searched for based on their word description. This is made to get the fullest results.

Search Results Processing

The range of marks retrieved as a result of the query may be filtered based on the application submission date, registration date or expiry date, similarity extent, ICGS classes or statuses. In order to enable a filter, click the “filter” icon and select the required parameters.


The data range retrieved as a result of the query may be sorted by any field of the table of the retrieved marks. Numerical fields (application number, certificate number, similarity percentage) may be sorted in descending or ascending orders text fields (mark description, a holder) may be sorted alphabetically. In order to make sorting, click on the heading of the relevant column.

Creation of a Report and Search History

Creation of a Report Based on Search

Open «Search History».

Select the query for which a report should be generated.

Select the marks to be included in the report. If all the marks are to be selected, for each category of marks (certificates, applications, international registrations), press “*” in the upper left corner near the heading of the relevant table.

Pass to the basket of the selected marks.

In the upper right corner of the popped-up window, press “Create a report” button and select the appropriate format.

Press the “Download the report” button and save the file on your device.

All the reports created by you are always available in the  «Saved Reports» section.

Up-to-dateness of Data in the Report

The up-to-dateness of data of the marks included in the report is determined based on the date of the generation of such report. For instance, if you have made a search and a report on it was made later, the information about the relevant marks (information about statuses, holder, validity term, etc.) will be up-to-date as of the moment of the report creation.

Is It Possible to Return to Search Results?

Results of all your queries are saved and you may review them at any time in the search history. However, keep in mind that the results (number of found marks) are up-to-date as of the date when the relevant search was made.

Trademark Monitoring

Free Monitoring of Search Results during a Month

Monitoring is an excellent way to promptly find out about all the updates of the information about the trademarks of interest for you.

As a bonus, all customers of POISKZNAKOV.RU may benefit from the option of free weekly monitoring of search results during one month. If the system finds any new applications or certificates related to the query made during such period, you will be informed about this by relevant notice.


How to Launch the Monitoring
of Trademarks?

The monitoring launch does not differ from a search based on a similar query, except that it is necessary to indicate the date of the monitoring end and its frequency. In this case, results of the first monitoring will be all the similar and/or identical designations retrieved as of the launch date, the results of the second and subsequent monitoring will be the designations retrieved for a period which elapsed after the date of the last monitoring.

Monitoring History

One may review new monitoring results or return to the review of the information retrieved as a result of the previous monitoring using the “My Monitoring” tab.

Tips on Efficient Search Running on


For the proper operation of the website, we do not recommend you to use Internet Explorer. If possible, for using our website, run the latest version of any other browser.

Font Modification (Increase)

In order to increase / decrease the font, please, use the "Ctrl +" or "Ctrl -" shortcuts.

Search Result Expectation

If the search duration exceeds 10 minutes, first of all, check the browser using which you run our service. For the proper operation of our website, we do not recommend you to use Internet Explorer. If possible, log in the system using the latest version of any other browser and see whether the search history shows the last query which you have made. If no such query is shown, please make such search once again.

Prices and Payment Terms

Search Price

The price of a search through databases of certificates, applications, international registrations mentioning Russia, well-known trademarks, appellations of origin (including appellation of origin applications) is 1,500 rubles, irrespective of the number of classes per 1 query + unrestricted number of views of the detailed information for marks, irrespective of the number of the retrieved marks. The price of a search through databases of domains is included in the price (no extra fee is charged for this).

The price for a search in the database of certificates is 50 rubles.

The price for a search based on the number is free of charge.

The full list of services and effective rates is available here

What is the difference between a search
for 50 rubles and a search for 1,950 rubles?

A search for 1,950 rubles is made through databases of certificates, applications, international registrations mentioning the Russian Federation, well-known trademarks, and appellations of origin. In particular, if the objective of your search is to check the eligibility, for registration, of the mark you are going to register as a trademark, then the trademarks retrieved from the said databases may be opposed during the expert examination made in Rospatent.

A search for 50 rubles allows one to make a search only through the database of registered national certificates. In order to make such search, please check only the database “Certificates of the Russian Federation” when selecting criteria for the query.

Minimum Payment Amount

For individuals: 50 rubles to make a search through the database of registered trademarks or 1,950 rubles to make a search through the databases of trademarks registered or applied for registration as trademarks and international registrations mentioning the Russian Federation.

For legal entities: the minimum payment amount is 9,750 rubles under an agreement.

Payment for Services by a Legal Entity

A legal entity may pay by wire transfer based on:

- an issued invoice (a request to issue an invoice should be sent to the e-mail of the account manager or to the following e-mail address support@poiskznakov.ru;

- an agreement; in this case, indicate in the payment destination the following: “Payment for information services under Agreement No. RU**** dated **.**.****, VAT-exempted.” The agreement number corresponds to the login assigned to the user upon the registration on website, the date of the agreement corresponds to the date of the registration on the website.

Payment for Services by an Individual

An individual may replenish his/her account:

- via the Robokassa payment system using any method convenient for him/her;

-  via SberbankOnline, using the  banking details of INTELSONLINE, LLC

In order to deposit money into the account, click the “Balance” button in the User Account menu and press the “Replenish” button.

When will the payment amount be credited
to my account so that I could start a search?

If payment is made via the Robokassa payment system, the relevant amount is credited to the user account immediately.

In case of wire transfer based on the banking details and an invoice, the user account balance is replenished after the relevant amount has been credited to the current account of INTELSONLINE LLC (as a rule, 1 business day).

For prompt replenishment of the balance, we recommend you to send a document confirming the payment to the e-mail address of the account manager or to support@poiskznakov.ru.

User Account
How to recover or change a password?

In order to recover access to the user account on POISKZNAKOV.RU, use the “Forgot password” button on the User authorization page.

In order to change a password, please press the “Change Password” button in the User profile.

How to change the e-mail address
or other personal data?

In order to modify any personal data, it is necessary to open the relevant page (a link to such page is also available in the personal data editing section).