THE COUNTRIES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION IP LEGISLATION

Eurasia

Invention Patent 20 years + depends upon the contracting state
Legislation Eurasian Patent Regulations

Armenia

Invention Patent 20 + 5 years
Legislation The Law on Inventions, Utility Models And Industrial Designs
Utility Model 10 years
Legislation The Law on Inventions, Utility Models And Industrial Designs
Industrial Design 5 + 20 years
Legislation The Law on Inventions, Utility Models And Industrial Designs
Trademark 10 years + unlimited number of renewals
Legislation The Law on Trademarks

Azerbaijan

Invention Patent 20 + 5 years
Legislation Patent Law
Utility Model 10 years
Legislation Patent Law
Industrial Design 10 years + 5 years
Legislation Patent Law
Trademark 10 years + unlimited number of renewals
Legislation The Law on Trademarks And Geographical Indications

Belarus

Invention Patent 20 + 5 years
Legislation Patent Law
Utility Model 5 + 3 years
Legislation Patent Law
Industrial Design 10 years + 5 years
Legislation Patent Law
Trademark 10 years + unlimited number of renewals
Legislation Trademark Law

Estonia

Invention Patent 20 + 5 years
Legislation Patent Act
Validation of the European Patent 20 + 5 years
Legislation Implementation of Convention on Grant of European Patents Act
Utility Model 4 + 6 years
Legislation Utility Model Act
Industrial Design 5 + 20 years
Legislation Industrial Design Protection Act
Trademark 10 years + unlimited number of renewals
Legislation Trade Marks Act

Georgia

Invention Patent 20 + 5 years
Legislation Patent Law
Importation Patent abolished as of June 24, 2010
Utility Model 10 years
Legislation Patent Law
Industrial Design 25 years
Legislation Design Law
Trademark 10 years + unlimited number of renewals
Legislation Trademark Law

Kazakhstan

Invention Patent 20 + 5 years
Legislation Patent Law
Utility Model 5 + 3 years
Legislation Patent Law
Industrial Design 15 + 5 years
Legislation Patent Law
Trademark 10 years + unlimited number of renewals
Legislation The Law on Trademarks, Service marks And Appellation of Origin

Kyrgyzstan

Invention Patent 20 + 5 years
Legislation Patent Law
Utility Model 5 + 3 years
Legislation Patent Law
Industrial Design 10 + 5 years
Legislation Patent Law
Trademark 10 years + unlimited number of renewals
Legislation Law on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Places of Origin of Goods
(available in Russian and Kyrgyz only)

Latvia

Invention Patent 20 + 5 years
Legislation Patent Law
Validation of the European Patent 20 + 5 years
Legislation European Patent Application and European Patent
Industrial Design 5 + 20 years
Legislation Law on Designs
Trademark 10 years + unlimited number of renewals
Legislation Law on Trademarks And Indications of Geographical Origin

Lithuania

Invention Patent 20 + 5 years
Legislation Patent Law
Validation of the European Patent 20 + 5 years
Legislation European patents in the Republic of Lithuania
Industrial Design 5 + 20 years
Legislation Law on Designs
Trademark 10 years + unlimited number of renewals
Legislation Law on Trade marks

Moldova

Invention Patent 20 + 5 years
Legislation Law on The Protection of Inventions
Short-term Patent 6 + 4 years
Legislation Law on The Protection of Inventions
Validation of the European Patent 20 + 5 years
Legislation Validation Agreement
(Page 11)
Industrial Design 5 + 20 years
Legislation Law on The Protection of Industrial Designs
Trademark 10 years + unlimited number of renewals
Legislation Law on The Protection of Trademarks

Russia

Invention Patent 20 + 5 years
Legislation Civil code, part 4
Utility Model 10 years (for applications filed on or after January 1, 2015; for applications with the earlier filing date the validity term is 10+3 years)
Legislation Civil code, part 4
Industrial Design 5 years + 5 years up to 25 years (for applications filed on or after January 1, 2015; for applications with the earlier filing date the validity term is 15+10 years)
Legislation Civil code, part 4
Trademark 10 years + unlimited number of renewals
Legislation Civil code, part 4

Tajikistan

Invention Patent 20 years
Legislation Law on Inventions
(available in Russian and Tajik only)
Petty Patent 10 years
Legislation Law on Inventions
(available in Russian and Tajik only)
Industrial Design 10 + 5 years
Legislation Law on Industrial Designs
Trademark 10 years + unlimited number of renewals
Legislation Law on Trademarks and Service Marks

Turkmenistan

Invention Patent 20 years
Legislation Patent Law
(available in Russian only, amended as of June 22, 2013; previous version)
Industrial Design 15 years
Legislation Patent Law
(available in Russian only, amended as of June 22, 2013; previous version)
Trademark 10 years + unlimited number of renewals
Legislation Trademark Law
(available in Russian only, amended as of June 22, 2013; previous version)

Ukraine

Invention Patent 20 +5 years
Legislation Law on the Protection of Rights to Inventions and Utility Models
Utility Model 10 years
Legislation Law on Protection of Rights to Industrial Designs
(available in Ukrainian only)
Industrial Design 25 years
Legislation Law on Protection of Rights to Industrial Designs
(available in Ukrainian only)
Trademark 10 years + unlimited number of renewals
Legislation Law on the Protection of Rights to Marks for Goods and Services
(available in Ukrainian only)

Uzbekistan

Invention Patent 20 +5 years
Legislation Law on Inventions, Utility Models And Industrial Designs
(available in Russian only)
Utility Model 5 + 3 years
Legislation Law on Inventions, Utility Models And Industrial Designs
(available in Russian only)
Industrial Design 10 + 5 years
Legislation Law on Inventions, Utility Models And Industrial Designs
(available in Russian only)
Trademark 10 years + unlimited number of renewals
Legislation On Trade Marks, Service Marks And Names Of Commodity Origin Place