Patents: Russia

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention, PCT & Eurasian patent Convention.

Patent Types : Patents for inventions, patents for utility models, design patents.

Novelty Requirements : Absolute worldwide Novelty.

Claiming priority : Yes

Examination : Formal & Substantive. Substantive Examination on merits shall begin only after submitting an examination request. The request should be filed within 3 years from the filing date, otherwise, the application shall be deemed abandoned. The term may be prolonged by two months and/or reinstated within a year from the missed date.

Protection Period : 20 Years from filing date.
Publication : Publication of application before examination and publication of patent claims after grant of patent.

Annuity Payments : Annually – starting with the 3rd Year from filing date.

Grace period for Annuity payments : Yes – a request for reinstatement of lapsed patent due to non-payment of maintenance fees must be submitted to the Patent Office within 3 years from the missed term but before the patent validity term expiration.

Compulsory Licensing : Yes
Working or nominal working of Patents/Inventions : None

Notes : Patents in Russia can also be covered through the Eurasian Patent Convention filings.

 

Filing Requirements

Patent Filing Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  2. Specifications, Claims & Drawings.
  3. Summary and abstract of the Patent.

 

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