Intellectual property protection system in Russia

Intellectual Property in Russia

1. Russia general info

Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in Northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. From Northwest to Southeast, Russia shares borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It also has maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. With 17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia is a member of the Eurasian Patent Convention.

International Country Code: RU

Time zone: UTC +2:00 to +12:00

Currency: Russian rouble (RUB)

Brief information about Patent registration in Russia (non-PCT)

Brief information about Patent registration in Russia (PCT national phase)

Brief information about Trademark registration in Russia

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in Russia

2. IP Legal Base in Russia

Part IV of the Civil Code

3. International organizations/agreements

Eurasian Patent Convention
TRIPS Agreement
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Madrid Agreement Concerning International Registration of Marks
Patent Law Treaty
Trademark Law Treaty

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Federal Service for Intellectual Property (ROSPATENT)
Berezhkovskaya nab. 30-1
Moscow G-59, GSP-3, 125993
Fax: +7 (495) 531-6318
Phone: +7 (499) 240-6015

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Russia are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 29/01/2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Russian IP Laws

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