PATENT FILING IN RUSSIA
Unlike patent laws of other countries, Russian patent law does not require compulsion of having inventive step. Russian patent law grants patents on grounds of novelty and industrial applicability, which simplifies the process of grant of Patents in Russia. On contrary, due to this, it is crucial for patent claims to be broad enough to encompass any possible infringement. GPF has a team of experienced professionals that can assist in filing patents in an efficient and hassle free manner. GPF along with Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) has tremendous experience in dealing with Patent Filing/Prosecution as per Russian Patent Laws, and can assist in hand-holding through the complete prosecution lifecycle of a Patent.
- Request to grant a patent.
- A copy of International/ PCT application.
A patent application can be filed in Russia as any of the following:
Paris Convention based national entry.
PCT National Phase based national entry.
Russian Translation is required.
Publication of Russian patents takes place within 18 months of priority date.
Request for examination has to be made within 36 months from the international filing date in Russia.
At the time of examination, the Patent Office will issue the Examination Report (FER) / Office Action with a set of objections/requirements response to which must be filed within 60 days from the date of issue of the FER.
Annuity for 3’rd year onwards is to be paid after grant of the Patent. Protection of the Patent is for 20 years from the International Filing Date.