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    RU
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    UTC/GMT +03:00
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    Russian rouble (RUB)

Industrial Design in Russia

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design applications in Russia, as well as other design fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple design applications

In Russia, it is possible to include several designs (variants) in the application, if the designs concern the same object and differentiate in minor features only or may be identified as a kit of goods and have a single design concept.

  • Filing requirements of design application in Russia

The official language for proceedings before the Russian Patent Office is Russian. If the patent application is filed in any other foreign language, the Russian translation should be provided within three months from the date of receipt of the corresponding Office Action.

To obtain the filing date, it is necessary to provide the Patent Office with:
- request to grant a patent;
- set of drawings fully describing appearance of the product.

To confirm the right of priority, the Priority Document should be provided within three months from the filing date.

Notarization of the Power of Attorney is not required. Usually a scanned copy of the POA is sufficient for filing to the Patent Office. The original of the POA is not an obligatory requirement unless it is requested by the Patent Office.

The deadline for filing an industrial design application in Russia claiming priority is six months from the priority date. This term may be extended by two months if the applicant failed to file the application within the 12-months period in spite of due care.

  • Examination of a design application in Russia

Russian industrial design applications undergo formal examination and substantive examination as to compliance with the requirements of patentability. The request for conducting examinations should be submitted alongside payment of the corresponding fee while filing the application.

  • Novelty grace period

If the information was disclosed by the designer, applicant or a third party, that directly or indirectly obtained said information from them, within 12 months before the filing date, such disclosure does not disprove the novelty of the industrial design according to the Russian legislation.

  • Grant, validity term and design renewal fees

The official fees for grant and registration should be paid together with the first renewal fee within two months from issuance of the decision to grant a design patent. The initial validity term of a design patent in Russia is five years from the filing date. This term may be extended four times up to a total of 25 years. Renewal fees for the next five-year period should be paid in advance during the last year of the current five-year validity term. Late payment of the renewal fees is possible within 6 months after the due date provided that a 50% surcharge is paid.

  • Duration of registration procedure

Average time from filing up to grant of an industrial design patent in Russia is 1,5 years.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is necessary to appoint a local agent, a registered Russian patent attorney.

  •  Note

Online Database for Russian Industrial Designs Search.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 04.03.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Russian IP Laws

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