Let's assume we have chosen the name "Tuzik Grelku" for Jack's flea control project, created and submitted an application for trademark registration. Naturally, our application will be assigned a number and a filing date in Rospatent. The processing time for applications, including the decision on registration or refusal, may take from 6 months to a year, with an average of 10 months. Now, let's say another brand with a similar name, "Tuzik Domoy," filed an application two months before yours. It is not yet registered in the database of trademarks, but during the examination, Rospatent's expert may compare these trademarks and, upon finding similarities, will decide based on the filing date, the so-called "priority," which is assigned based on the principle of "first come, first served." That's why you should start the logo design process only after passing both checks.