In Russia too, it is possible to dispute the validity of a granted patent. Read Erik Goussev's blog on the patent opposition proceedings in Russia.
The Patent Disputes Chamber which is a department of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) receives about 100 patent oppositions a year. Read more about the rules.
Our EU-trademark lawyer Riikka Palmos writes in the latest issue of the World Intellectual Property Review about how to use the Customs Register of Intellectual Property Objects (CRIPO) to fight against counterfeits.
What has the design patent system change meant for the design patent filing numbers in Russia?
The Russian patent office operates better than its reputation, and it has not been politicized. The fledgling legislation has been systematically developed to correspond with internationally established practices.