How much does it cost to file a patent in Russia?

How much does it cost to file a patent in Russia?

The minimum official fees associated with filing a patent application up to grant in Russia for a national phase PCT application are only about 100 EUR (about 120 USD).

How do I patent something in Russia?

Filing requirements in Russia – a request to grant a patent; – a description of the invention; – drawings, if the description has reference to them. To confirm the priority right, the applicant must provide a certified copy of the Priority Document within 16 months from the priority date.

How long does it take to get a patent in Russia?

It usually takes one-and-a-half to two years for a patent to be granted. To expedite the process, the application can be filed through the Patent Prosecution Highway programme, which provides an accelerated examination process and a decision within eight months from filing at Rospatent.

Is Russia in PCT?

The Russian Federation joined the Patent Cooperation Treaty in the 1970s (as USSR) and provides the possibility of unified entering for foreign patent applications into the national phase. PCT national phase deadline in Russia is 31 months from the priority date.

What is a patent in Russia?

The validity term of a patent in Russia is 20 years years from the filing date. For pharmaceutical patents and patents for agrochemicals it is possible to apply for extension of this term for additional 5 years. In case a patent is extended the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) will be issued.

Which countries are not in PCT?

At present, the PCT covers most of the major industrial countries of the world, but notably not Taiwan, Pakistan, Argentina, Venezuela and most of the Arab world. This page provides a current list of the PCT Member States.

What does PCT mean in patents?

The Patent Cooperation Treaty
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) makes it possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in each of a large number of countries by filing an “international” patent application.

Are there any countries without patents?

For the remaining 9 countries, it appears that an inventor cannot get a patent, because no patent laws are in force. They are: Eritrea, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Palau, South Sudan, East Timor, and Somalia.

Is China a member of the PCT?

Yes. In 1994, China became a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty and was authorized by the PCT as an International Search Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examination Authority (ISEA).

What is the time limit for filing a Russian patent application?

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 stipulated time limit despite the due care. The official language for proceedings before the Russian Patent Office is Russian.

What type of examinations are conducted for patent applications in Russia?

Formal and substantive examinations are conducted in respect of patent applications in Russia. A request to conduct substantive examination should be filed either on filing or within three years from the filing date.

Does a power of attorney need to be notarized in Russia?

Patent in Russia (non-PCT) Notarization of the Power of Attorney is not required. Usually a 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.

What is the official language of the Russian Patent Office?

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.

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