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  • International Country Code:

    RU
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +03:00
  • Currency:

    Russian rouble (RUB)

Patent in Russia (non-PCT)

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  • Patent fees

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

  • The term for filing patent application in Russia

The term for filing Russian patent application claiming priority is 12 months from the priority date. This term may be extended by two months if the applicant failed to file the application within the time limit in spite of due care.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Russia

To obtain the filing date the Russian patent application must contain at least the following:
- request to grant a patent;
- description of the invention;
- drawings, if the description has reference to them.  

  • Language of the Russian patent application

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 may be provided within two months from the date of receipt of the corresponding Office Action.  

  • Priority document

To confirm the priority right, the applicant must provide a certified copy of the priority document within 16 months from the priority date. The translation of the priority document into Russian is not required.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

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

  • Substantive examination request

A request to conduct the substantive examination should be filed within three years from the filing of the application.

  • Novelty grace period

Disclosure of the information about the invention shall not disprove its novelty if it was made by the inventor or the applicant or a third party that obtained said information directly or indirectly from them and if said disclosure occurred within 6 months before filing the application with the Russian Patent Office.

  • Grant and patent maintenance fees

The official fees for grant and registration as well as the first patent maintenance fees starting from the 3rd year should be paid within two months from issuance of the decision to grant a patent.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

It is required for foreigners to perform the patent prosecution in Russia through an agent, a registered Russian patent attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Russian Patents and Utility Models, Eurasian patents (EAPO) (in Russian only).
2. Patent protection in Russia may also be obtained via Eurasian Patent.
3. Registration of invention as Utility Model in Russia is possible.

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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