The Chamber for Patent Disputes of the Federal Institute of Industrial Property has confirmed the refusal of Microsoft Corporation to grant legal protection to the Power Automate trademark in Russia.
The application in Russia was filed under the international procedure for registration of a mark in relation to three classes of goods and services.
However, Rospatent refused to grant the American corporation legal protection to this trademark on the territory of Russia. Microsoft has appealed the decision to the Chamber for Patent Disputes.
Rospatent considered that the designation “Power Automate” is a generally accepted term that has come into general use to designate goods of a certain type.
The claimed designation consists of the verbal elements “Power” and “Automate”.
Power Automate can mean power automation, automated energy, and the ability to automate. In this regard, it refers to the designations that characterize the goods of the classes declared by Microsoft Corporation, which may be associated with the automation and power of various processes.
Rospatent considered that the designation “Power Automate” is unprotected since it consists of verbal elements that are descriptive in relation to the goods and services specified in the application.