What Can Be Protected As An Invention?
What Cannot Be Protected As An Invention?
Deadline: For national patent registration in Russia, the patent application is required to be filed with the Russian Patent Office (ROSPATENT) within twelve (12) months from the earliest filing date of the priority application.
Representation: The client must be represented at the Russian Patent office by a registered Russian Patent Attorney.
Translation: Application materials should be translated and filed in the Russian language.
Formal Examination: The process for the examination of Patent Applications in Russia includes a formal examination within two (2) months after filing, for the crosschecking of required documentation. In the case of accurate documentation, a notification of the positive outcome of the formal examination will be issued.
Substantive Examination: A petition for substantive examination should be filed on the client’s request within three (3) years from the application filing date in which the invention will be checked for novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability. The patent is issued or not after the completion of the substantive examination and in accordance with the results of said examination.
Office Action: In case of Office Action our Russian Patent Attorney will carefully review the Office Action to provide a Legal Opinion and discuss with the Applicant options available in overcoming said Office Action.
Duration: The procedure for registration of a patent in Russia usually takes between two (2) and four (4) years.
Fees: The patent is issued after payment of the registration and publication fees for which the deadline is four (4) months from the date of receipt of the decision to grant the patent.
Validity: In Russia a patent is valid for twenty (20) years after the initial filing date. It is however possible for applications for pesticides, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals to apply for and receive an extension of five (5) years on their patent.
Maintenance: Maintenance fees regarding the patent are required to be paid annually with annuity for the following year being made in the current year of validity.
Required documents for Filing a Patent Application in Russia:
Protection in Russia can also be made through the EAPO (Eurasian Patent Office).