Patent and Trademark Attorneys


Patent RussiaMIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to patent registration in Russia including patent search, patent translation, filing and further prosecution of the Russian patent application, patent maintenance, preparing and recordal of changes, assignments, and license agreements as well as representing clients before courts. We do our best to represent our clients' interests in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Patent protection in Russia may be also obtained via Eurasian patent.

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

Novelty grace period is 6 months from disclosure of the information on invention before filing the application.

Overview of the Patent registration procedure in Russia:
After completion of filing procedure the application undergoes the formal examination within 2-3 months. On condition that the applicant submits all required documents, the notification about positive result of the formal examination is issued. On the applicant's request, which should be filed within 3 years from the filing date, the substantive examination is conducted. If the invention meets the requirements of patentability, the grant decision is issued. If the registration fee and the first post grant annuities are paid the patent is published in the Official Bulletin and the patent is issued. Term for payment of the prescribed fees is 2 months from the date of issue of the decision.

The procedure of the invention registration takes from 2 to 4 years.

However, it is possible to request acceleration of substantive examination by filing a request for PPH program. Thus, the term for conducting substantive examination decreases on average by about 1.5 times.

Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Russian patent attorney.

For filing a patent application in Russia we need:
- your filing instructions with applicant's and inventor's names, addresses and citizenships;
- filing number and date of priority application or PCT application;
- specification with claims, abstract and drawings;
- copy of the amendments, if any;
- Power of Attorney simply signed and stamped by the applicant(s), legalization and notarization are not required (may be provided to the Russian Patent Office within 2 months from filing the application);
- for conventional applications - Certified copy of the priority document if priority is claimed (may be provided to the Russian Patent Office within 16 months from the priority date).

The term for entering the Russian national phase of a PCT application is 31 months from the priority date. The term for filing a conventional patent application in Russia is 12 months from the priority date. For detailed information in respect of patent litigation and patent office procedures in Russia click here.

For more information about patent registration in Russia or quotation for filing and prosecution of the Russian patent application please contact us.


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