New official fees in Russia

10.10.2017

New official patent, design and trademark fees have entered into force in Russia on 6 October 2017. Read about the key changes below.

Patents and utility models

The official patent and utility model fees have roughly doubled, and some discounts have been reduced. For example, the basic fee for filing a patent application with 10 claims is now RUB 3300, which is approximately USD 60.

The basis for all fees remains unchanged. The Russian Patent Office has implemented an additional fee for requesting examination at filing, which ensures issuance of a Search Report within 7 months of the date on which the substantive examination has started.

New fees have been introduced for actions such as amending bibliographic information and correcting obvious mistakes in granted patents.

Utility model applications now have a fee for substantive examination. Another new fee has been set for converting a patent for an invention undergoing an opposition procedure into a utility model patent.

A discount of 30% on the official fees is applied for patent or utility model applications filed electronically.

Designs

The official fees for designs have doubled. The change concerns both filing fees and annuities.

Trademarks

The official trademark fees have not increased significantly. However, the structure of the official trademark fees has changed. For example, some official fees, like filing, examination and renewal fees, now depend on the number of classes.

A new official fee has been introduced for issuing a trademark registration certificate.

A discount of 30% on the official fees is applied for trademark applications filed electronically.

For any questions, please contact:

Patents & utility models: Alex Belotcerkovskii

Designs: Irmeli Nokkanen

Trademarks: Annikki Hämäläinen

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