Patent in Russia - Intellectual Property

A patent is a right granted for any device, substance, method or process which is new, inventive and useful.

A patent is legally enforceable and gives the owner the exclusive right to commercially exploit the invention for the life of the patent. This is not automatic-you must apply for a patent to obtain exclusive rights to exploit your invention.

The patent by invention is valid for 20-25 years.

Utility Model is a technical design qualified as a device, being new and exploitable.

The patent by utility model is valid for 10-13 years.

By your order we will be pleased to provide any essential activities associated with patenting of your engineering design.

Documents and activities necessary for the invention application to be filed

  • Details of the Applicant: full name and residential address;
  • Details of the authors (full name and residential address);
  • Details of the priority application (if necessary);
  • Description, definition of the invention (or utility model), abridgement, drawing set;
  • A certified copy of the priority application (if applying for Paris Convention priority);
  • Official fee payment document;
  • A Power of Attorney.

As well, we will be pleased to assist you in addressing the following issues associated with the further use of invention (or utility model):

  • Keeping a patent valid within the period of its lifetime;
  • Registration of any changes in the name or address of the holder or author;
  • Registration of a license agreement on the grant of invention use rights;
  • Registration of an agreement on the invention assignment.


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