HomeIP-GuideRussia General informationInvention (PCT National Phase) Russia
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    RU
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    Russian rouble (RUB)

Russian PCT national phase entry

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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with Russian PCT national phase entry as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Time limits for entering the national phase of PCT in Russia

The deadline for entering the Russian national phase of a PCT application is 31 months from the priority date. This term may be restored within 12 months from the missed deadline.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Russia

- request to grant a patent;
- a copy of the international application.

  • Language of the Russian patent application

The official language for proceedings before the Russian Patent Office is Russian. The international patent application may be filed with the Russian Patent Office in the language of origin; however, the Russian translation must be provided within two months from the date of receipt of the corresponding Office Action.

  • 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

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

  • Novelty grace period

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

  • Grant and patent maintenance fees

The official fees for grant as well 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 Russian PCT national stage entry 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. PCT application also may be nationalized in Russia via entering the Eurasian regional phase.
3. Entering the PCT national phase in Russia as a utility model is also 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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