The Russian Franchising Association convinced the federal government of Russia to almost halve the size of the state duty for registering a commercial concession agreement. The size of the duty is now 13,5 thousand rubles instead of 25 thousand rubles.
Last year, the Council of Ministers published the "Regulations on Patent and Other Fees", in which the amount of the fee for the registration of a commercial concession agreement related to a trademark was fixed at 25 thousand rubles. Throughout the year, the RAF coordinated with the Ministry of Economic Development the possibility of making amendments, and in November of this year it achieved its goal: recently, government decree No. 1023 “On Amendments to the Regulation on Patent and Other Fees ...” was signed. As a result of the amendments, the amount of the state duty amounted to 13,5 thousand rubles.
“For all franchisees, who in most cases represent a small business, this is a significant saving of money at the time of launching a new enterprise,” says Yuri Mikhailichenko, executive director of the Russian Academy of Franchising. "A small but important step has been taken."