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Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)

Useful information

The PCT Applicant’s Guide is updated almost every week with information received by the International Bureau.
In case of question, please contact the Office or the International Bureau (pct.guide@wipo.int).
List of abbreviations used in this document:
Office: Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
RCC: Civil Code of the Russian Federation 1
Rules: Rules for the preparation, filing and examination of documents that are the basis for carrying out legally significant actions on the State registration of inventions, and their forms 2
REQ: Requirements for patent application documents for an invention 2
SF: Statute on Fees for Patents, Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Trademarks, Service Marks, Appellations of Origin 1
List of currencies used in this document:
CHF (Swiss franc), EUR (Euro), RUB (Russian rouble), USD (US dollar)
Countries and Offices information:
The list of acronyms used for Offices is no longer shown as it has been integrated in the mouseover functionality for each ST.3 code shown in this document.
Refer to List of WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines formerly Annex K, List of country names and two-letter codes. It includes a list of short names and two-letter codes accepted for use in indicating States, other entities and intergovernmental organizations and their Offices in documents relating to international applications under the PCT. The list is as set out in WIPO Standard ST.3.
Also refer to PCT Contracting States formerly Annex A.
Office profile
For more technical information about the Office, refer to ePCT Office profile.
PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities
Article 64(5)
Refer to the full list.
Office Closed dates
The Office is closed weekly on Saturday and Sunday
Additional closed dates can be consulted on the Office Closed dates page

International Phase

Annex B - Information on Contracting States or Intergovernmental Organization

Contracting State:
Russian Federation
Two-letter code:
RU
Russian Federation - Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
Name of Office:
Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
Location:
General:
ROSPATENT
Berezhkovskaya nab. 30/1
Moscow 125993
Russian Federation
Application processing:
Federalny Institut Promyshlennoi Sobstvennosti
Berezhkovskaya nab.
30/1
Moscow 125993
Russian Federation
Mailing address:
Same as above
Telephone:
General:
(7-499) 240 60 15
Application processing:
(7-499) 240 58 88
(7-499) 240 25 91
E-mail:
General:
icd@rospatent.gov.ru
RO:
ro-ru@rupto.ru
ISA/SISA/IPEA:
pct-peo@rupto.ru
Facsimile:
(7-495) 531 63 18
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by facsimile or the like means (PCT Rule 92.4)?
Yes, by facsimile
Which kinds of documents may be so transmitted?
All kinds of documents
Must the original of the document be furnished in all cases?
Yes, within 14 days from the date of the transmission, if the transmitted document is the international application or a replacement sheet containing corrections or amendments of the international application
No, only upon invitation in the case of other documents
Does the Office send notifications via e-mail in respect of international applications?
Yes
Would the Office accept evidence of mailing a document, in case of loss or delay, where a delivery service other than the postal authorities is used (PCT Rule 82.1)?
Yes
provided that the delivery service is:
DHL
Federal Express or
any other service which is recognized worldwide and is available in the Russian Federation
Is the Office prepared to allow applicants to make applications available to the WIPO Digital Access Service for Priority Documents (DAS) (PCT Rule 17.1(b-bis)?
No
Competent receiving Office(s) for international applications filed by nationals or residents of this State:
EA
Eurasian Patent Organization - Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO)
IB
International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - International Bureau of WIPO
RU
Russian Federation - Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
Does national legislation restrict the filing of international applications with foreign Offices?
Civil Code of the Russian Federation, Article 1395, available at:
http://www.rospatent.gov.ru
Yes
Filing restrictions apply to:
Inventions made in the Russian Federation
Competent designated (or elected) Office(s) for this State:
National protection: RU
Eurasian patent: EA
Types of protection available via the PCT:
National:
Patents
Utility models
Eurasian:
Patents
Availability under the national law for an international-type search (PCT Article 15):
No
Provisional protection after international publication:
Where the designation is made for the purposes of a national patent:
From the time of the international publication (if in Russian) or, where that publication was in a language other than Russian, then from the time of the publication of the translation of that application into Russian by the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation), the applicant is entitled to provisional protection in conformity with the national legislation (refer to Articles 1392 and 1396(3) of the Civil Code).
The Civil Code of the Russian Federation is available at:
http://www.rospatent.gov.ru
Where the designation is made for the purposes of a Eurasian patent:
After the international publication (if in Russian) or, where that publication was in a language other than Russian, after the publication by the EAPO of the translation into Russian of the international application, the applicant is entitled to provisional protection in conformity with the national legislation.
Information of interest if this Contracting State is designated (or elected)
For national protection
Time when the name and address of the inventor must be given:
Must be in the request. If the data concerning the inventor are missing at the expiration of the time limit under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit of two months from the date of receipt of the invitation.
Are there special provisions concerning the deposit of microorganisms and other biological material?
Yes, refer to Annex L.
For a Eurasian patent
Refer to Annex B(EA)

Annex C - Receiving Office

Competent receiving Office for nationals and residents of:
Russian Federation
Language in which international applications may be filed:
If the language in which the international application is filed is not accepted by the International Searching Authority (refer to Annex D), the applicant will have to furnish a translation (PCT Rule 12.3).
English
Russian
Language accepted for language-dependent free text in the sequence listing:
The Office has not specifically notified the International Bureau of the language that it accepts under PCT Rule 12.1(d).
Same as above
Language in which the request may be filed:
English
Russian
Number of copies required by the receiving Office if application filed on paper:
2
Does the receiving Office accept the filing of international applications in electronic form?
Yes, the Office accepts electronic filing via ePCT-Filing
For the relevant notification by the Office, refer to the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) dated 7 January 2016, pages 4 et seq.
Where the international application is filed in electronic form in accordance with and to the extent provided for in Part 7 and Annex F of the Administrative Instructions, the total amount of the international filing fee is reduced (refer to “Fees payable to the receiving Office”).
Where the international application contains a sequence listing as a separate part of the description, this should be furnished in accordance with Annex C of the Administrative Instructions, that is, in compliance with WIPO Standard ST.26 XML format; no fees are due for sequence listings filed in this format. If the receiving Office does not accept international applications in electronic form in such format, the international application will be transmitted to the International Bureau as receiving Office (PCT Rule 19.4(a)(ii-bis)).
Does the receiving Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3)?
Yes, the Office applies both the “unintentional” and the “due care” criteria to such requests
Competent International Searching Authority:
EA
Eurasian Patent Organization - Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO)
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
RU
Russian Federation - Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
Competent International Preliminary Examining Authority:
EA
Eurasian Patent Organization - Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO)
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
3
RU
Russian Federation - Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
Fees payable to the receiving Office:
Transmittal fee: 4
1,700 RUB
International filing fee: 4
1,435 USD
This fee is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)).
Fee per sheet in excess of 30: 4
16 USD
Reductions (under Schedule of Fees, item 4):
Electronic filing (the request in character coded format):
216 USD
Electronic filing (the request, description, claims and abstract in character coded format):
324 USD
Search fee:
Refer to
Annex D(EA)
Annex D(EP)
Annex D(RU)
Fee for priority document (PCT Rule 17.1(b)): 5
1,700 RUB
Fee for requesting restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3(d)): 5
1,000 RUB
Is an agent required by the receiving Office?
No
Who can act as agent?
Any natural or legal person resident in the Russian Federation
Waiver of power of attorney:
Waivers of powers of attorney do not apply (PCT Rule 90.4(e) and 90.5(d)) where the agent or common representative submits any notice of withdrawal during the international phase (PCT Rule 90bis.1 to 90bis.4, also refer to International Phase, paragraph 11.048).
Has the Office waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a separate power of attorney is required:
Where an agent or a common representative who is not indicated on the request form at the time of filing performs any action after filing; or in case of doubt as to the agent’s entitlement to act.
Has the Office waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a copy of a general power of attorney is required:
Where an agent or a common representative who is not indicated in the request form at the time of filing performs any action after filing; or in case of doubt as to the agent’s entitlement to act.

Annex D - International Searching Authority

International Searching Authority competent for the following Receiving Offices:
AM
Armenia - Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Armenia
AZ
Azerbaijan - Intellectual Property Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan
BG
Bulgaria - Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria
BY
Belarus - National Center of Intellectual Property (Belarus)
CO
Colombia - Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombia)
CU
Cuba - Cuban Industrial Property Office
EA
Eurasian Patent Organization - Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO)
GE
Georgia - National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (SAKPATENTI)
ID
Indonesia - Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesia)
IR
Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Intellectual Property Center (Islamic Republic of Iran)
KG
Kyrgyzstan - State Agency of Intellectual Property and Innovation under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzpatent)
KP
Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Intellectual Property Administration (IPA) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
KZ
Kazakhstan - National Institute of Intellectual Property (NIIP) (Kazakhstan)
MA
Morocco - Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC)
MD
Republic of Moldova - State Agency on Intellectual Property (Republic of Moldova)
MN
Mongolia - Intellectual Property Office of Mongolia
OA
African Intellectual Property Organization - African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI)
RO
Romania - State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (Romania)
RU
Russian Federation - Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
SA
Saudi Arabia - Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP)
SY
Syrian Arab Republic - Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Directorate of Industrial and Commercial Property Protection (Syrian Arab Republic)
TJ
Tajikistan - National Center for Patents and Information under the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan
TM
Turkmenistan - State Service for Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan
UZ
Uzbekistan - Intellectual Property Agency under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan
VN
Viet Nam - Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam (IP Viet Nam)
ZW
Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office
Search fee (PCT Rule 16):
This fee applies to searches carried out in Russian
81 CHF
92 EUR
8,500 RUB
95 USD
This fee applies to searches carried out in English
382 CHF
434 EUR
40,000 RUB
447 USD
This fee is payable to the receiving Office in the currency or one of the currencies accepted by it.
Additional search fee (PCT Rule 40.2): 6
This fee applies to searches carried out in Russian
RUB 8,500
This fee applies to searches carried out in English
RUB 40,000
Fee for copies of documents cited in the international search report (PCT Rule 44.3): 7
— for a patent document
per page 24 RUB
— for a non-patent document
per page 60 RUB
How to obtain copies:
The applicant receives, together with the international search report, a copy of each document containing non-patent literature cited in the report, free of charge.
Applicants and designated (elected) Offices can request copies by e-mail at:
pct-peo@rupto.ru
Fee for copies of documents contained in the file of the international application (PCT Rule 94.1ter):
per page 96 RUB
Protest fee (PCT Rule 40.2(e)): 6
3,500 RUB
Late furnishing fee (PCT Rule 13ter.1(c)): 6
4,000 RUB
Conditions for refund and amount of refund of the search fee:
Money paid by mistake, without cause, or in excess, will be refunded
Where the international application is withdrawn or is considered withdrawn, under PCT Article 14(1), (3) or (4), before the start of the international search:
refund of 100%
Where the Authority benefits from an earlier search, carried out in respect of an earlier application by the Authority itself or by another International Searching Authority, depending upon the extent to which the Authority benefits from that earlier search:
refund of 25% to 75%
Languages accepted for international search:
English
Russian
Does the Authority accept informal comments on earlier search results where an international application claims priority from an earlier application already searched by this Authority?
No
Types of physical media accepted for the furnishing of nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence listings:
CD-ROM, CD-R, DVD, DVD-R
Subject matter that will not be searched:
The subject matter specified in items (i) to (vi) of PCT Rule 39.1 with the exception of any subject matter searched under the patent grant procedure in accordance with the provisions of the patent law of the Russian Federation
Waiver of power of attorney:
Waivers of powers of attorney do not apply (PCT Rule 90.4(e) and 90.5(d)) where the agent or common representative submits any notice of withdrawal during the international phase (PCT Rule 90bis.1 to 90bis.4, also refer to International Phase, paragraph 11.048).
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a separate power of attorney is required:
Where an agent or a common representative who is not indicated on the request form at the time of filing performs any action after filing; or in case of doubt as to the agent’s entitlement to act.
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a copy of a general power of attorney is required:
Where an agent or a common representative who is not indicated in the request form at the time of filing performs any action after filing; or in case of doubt as to the agent’s entitlement to act.

Annex SISA - International Searching Authority (Supplementary Search)

Fees payable to the International Bureau:
For further details on the payment of fees to the International Bureau, refer to the WIPO website at:
http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/fees/special.html
Supplementary search fee (PCT Rule 45bis.3): 8
113 CHF
— where a declaration referred to in PCT Article 17(2)(a) has been made by the International Searching Authority because of subject matter referred to in PCT Rule 39.1(iv) (methods of treatment)
180 CHF
Supplementary search handling fee (PCT Rule 45bis.2):
200 CHF
Late payment fee (PCT Rule 45bis.4(c)):
100 CHF
Fees payable to the Authority: 9
Fee for copies of documents cited in the supplementary international search report (PCT Rule 45bis.7(c)):
— for a patent document
per page 24 RUB
— for a non-patent document
per page 60 RUB
The applicant receives, together with the supplementary international search report, a copy of each document cited therein, free of charge
Applicants and designated (elected) Offices can request copies by e-mail at:
pct-peo@rupto.ru
Review fee (PCT Rule 45bis.6(c)):
4,200 RUB
Fee for copies of documents contained in the file of the international application (PCT Rule 94.1ter):
per page 96 RUB
Late furnishing fee (PCT Rules 13ter.1(c) and 45bis.5(c)):
4,000 RUB
Conditions for refund and amount of refund of the supplementary search fee:
Money paid by mistake, without cause, or in excess, will be refunded
The International Bureau shall refund this fee where the supplementary search request has not yet been transmitted to the Authority and the international application is withdrawn or considered withdrawn, or the supplementary search request is withdrawn or considered not to have been submitted (refer to PCT Rule 45bis.3(d)):
refund of 100%
The Authority shall refund this fee where work has not yet started and the supplementary search request is considered not to have been submitted (refer to PCT Rule 45bis.3(e)):
refund of 100%
Languages accepted for supplementary international search:
English
Russian
Subject matter that will not be searched:
The subject matter specified in items (i) to (vi) of PCT Rule 39.1, with the exception of any subject matter searched under the patent grant procedure in accordance with the provisions of the patent law of the Russian Federation
Scope of documentation included in the supplementary international search:
The exact scope of the searches is subject to confirmation by the Authority
The Authority shall include at least the Russian-language and certain other patent documents of the former Soviet Union and CIS States held in its search collection
Where a declaration referred to in PCT Article 17(2)(a) has been made by the International Searching Authority because of subject matter referred to in PCT Rule 39.1(iv) (methods of treatment), the Authority shall include PCT minimum documentation and at least the Russian-language and certain other patent documents of the former Soviet Union and CIS States held in its search collection
Limitations on supplementary international search:
None
Types of physical media accepted for the furnishing of nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence listings:
CD-ROM, CD-R, DVD, DVD-R
Waiver of power of attorney:
Waivers of powers of attorney do not apply (PCT Rule 90.4(e) and 90.5(d)) where the agent or common representative submits any notice of withdrawal during the international phase (PCT Rule 90bis.1 to 90bis.4, also refer to International Phase, paragraph 11.048).
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a separate power of attorney is required:
Where an agent or a common representative who is not indicated on the request form at the time of filing performs any action after filing; or in case of doubt as to the agent’s entitlement to act
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a copy of a general power of attorney is required:
Where an agent or a common representative who is not indicated on the request form at the time of filing performs any action after filing; or in case of doubt as to the agent’s entitlement to act

Annex E - International Preliminary Examining Authority

International Preliminary Examining Authority competent for the following Receiving Offices:
AM
Armenia - Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Armenia
AZ
Azerbaijan - Intellectual Property Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan
BG
Bulgaria - Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria
BY
Belarus - National Center of Intellectual Property (Belarus)
CO
Colombia - Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombia)
CU
Cuba - Cuban Industrial Property Office
EA
Eurasian Patent Organization - Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO)
GE
Georgia - National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (SAKPATENTI)
ID
Indonesia - Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesia)
IR
Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Intellectual Property Center (Islamic Republic of Iran)
KG
Kyrgyzstan - State Agency of Intellectual Property and Innovation under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzpatent)
KP
Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Intellectual Property Administration (IPA) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
KZ
Kazakhstan - National Institute of Intellectual Property (NIIP) (Kazakhstan)
MA
Morocco - Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC)
MD
Republic of Moldova - State Agency on Intellectual Property (Republic of Moldova)
MN
Mongolia - Intellectual Property Office of Mongolia
OA
African Intellectual Property Organization - African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI)
RO
Romania - State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (Romania)
RU
Russian Federation - Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
SA
Saudi Arabia - Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP)
SY
Syrian Arab Republic - Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Directorate of Industrial and Commercial Property Protection (Syrian Arab Republic)
TJ
Tajikistan - National Center for Patents and Information under the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan
TM
Turkmenistan - State Service for Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan
UZ
Uzbekistan - Intellectual Property Agency under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan
VN
Viet Nam - Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam (IP Viet Nam)
ZW
Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office
Preliminary examination fee (PCT Rule 58):
This fee is payable to the International Preliminary Examining Authority. For further details, refer to “How can payment of fees be effected” at:
http://www1.fips.ru/wps/wcm/connect/content_en/en/inter/
— examination carried out in:
Russian 6,750 RUB
English 24,000 RUB
Where the international search report was prepared by the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
— examination carried out in:
Russian 4,500 RUB
English 16,000 RUB
Additional preliminary examination fee (PCT Rule 68.3):
This fee is payable to the International Preliminary Examining Authority and only in particular circumstances. For further details, refer to “How can payment of fees be effected” at:
http://www1.fips.ru/wps/wcm/connect/content_en/en/inter/
— examination carried out in:
Russian 6,000 RUB
English 23,500 RUB
Where the international search report was prepared by the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
— examination carried out in:
Russian 5,000 RUB
English 19,500 RUB
Handling fee (PCT Rule 57.1):
216 USD
This fee is payable to the International Preliminary Examining Authority. It is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)). For further details, refer to “How can payment of fees be effected” at:
http://www1.fips.ru/wps/wcm/connect/content_en/en/inter/
Fee for copies of documents cited in the international preliminary examination report (PCT Rule 71.2): 7
— for a patent document
per page 24 RUB
— for a non-patent document
per page 60 RUB
How to obtain copies:
The applicant receives, together with the international preliminary examination report a copy of each document containing non-patent literature not cited in the international search report, free of charge
Applicants and elected Offices can request copies by e-mail at:
pct-peo@rupto.ru
Fee for copies of documents contained in the file of the international application (PCT Rule 94.2): 7
per page 96 RUB
Protest fee (PCT Rule 68.3(e)):
3,500 RUB
This fee is payable to the International Preliminary Examining Authority and only in particular circumstances. For further details, refer to “How can payment of fees be effected” at:
http://www1.fips.ru/wps/wcm/connect/content_en/en/inter/
Late furnishing fee (PCT Rule 13ter.2):
4,000 RUB
This fee is payable to the International Preliminary Examining Authority and only in particular circumstances. For further details, refer to “How can payment of fees be effected” at:
http://www1.fips.ru/wps/wcm/connect/content_en/en/inter/
Conditions for refund and amount of refund of the preliminary examination fee:
Money paid by mistake, without cause, or in excess, will be refunded
In the cases provided for under PCT Rule 58.3:
refund of 100%
If the international application or the demand is withdrawn before the start of the international preliminary examination:
refund of 100%
Languages accepted for international preliminary examination:
English
Russian
Subject matter that will not be examined:
The subject matter specified in items (i) to (vi) of PCT Rule 67.1 with the exception of any subject matter examined under the patent grant procedure in accordance with the provisions of the patent law of the Russian Federation
Waiver of power of attorney:
Waivers of powers of attorney do not apply (PCT Rule 90.4(e) and 90.5(d)) where the agent or common representative submits any notice of withdrawal during the international phase (PCT Rule 90bis.1 to 90bis.4, also refer to International Phase, paragraph 11.048).
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a separate power of attorney is required:
Where an agent or a common representative who is not indicated on the request form at the time of filing performs any action after filing; or in case of doubt as to the agent’s entitlement to act.
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a copy of a general power of attorney is required:
Where an agent or a common representative who is not indicated in the request form at the time of filing performs any action after filing; or in case of doubt as to the agent’s entitlement to act.

Annex L - Deposits of Microorganisms and Other Biological Material

Requirements of designated and elected Offices
Only Offices whose applicable national law contains provisions concerning the deposits of microorganisms and other biological material are listed in Annex L. Unless otherwise indicated, deposits may be made for the purposes of patent procedure before these Offices with any depositary institution having acquired the status of international depositary authority under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure.
For a list of these institutions refer to:
Notifications related thereto may be consulted under:
Further information concerning the requirements of international depository authorities under the Budapest Treaty is available at:
Time (if any) earlier than 16 months from priority date by which applicant must furnish:
— the indications prescribed in Rule 13bis.3(a)(i) to (iii):
None
— any additional indications:
None
Additional indications (if any) which must be given besides those prescribed in Rule 13bis.3(a)(i) to (iii) pursuant to notifications from the Office:
To the extent available to the applicant, relevant information on the characteristics of the microorganism
Additional information
Deposits may also be made for the purposes of patent procedure before the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation) with any depositary institution.

National Phase

Summary of requirements for entry into the national phase

Time limits applicable for entry into the national phase:
Under PCT Article 22(3): 31 months from the priority date
Under PCT Article 39(1)(b): 31 months from the priority date
Translation of international application required into (one of) the following language(s):
Must be furnished within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1). If not already complied with within this time limit, the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit fixed in the invitation
Russian
Required contents of the translation for entry into the national phase:
Must be furnished within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1). If not already complied with within this time limit, the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit fixed in the invitation
In certain circumstances, the Office is entitled to require both the translation of the international application as originally filed and as amended; in such a case, the Office will invite the applicant to supply the missing translation
Under PCT Article 22: Description, claims (if amended, as originally filed or as amended, if the applicant wishes the amendments to form the basis for the proceedings, together with any statement under PCT Article 19 ), any text matter of drawings, abstract
Under PCT Article 39(1): Description, claims, any text matter of drawings, abstract (if any of those parts has been amended, as originally filed or as amended by the annexes to the international preliminary examination report, if the applicant wishes the amendments to form the basis for the proceedings)
Is a copy of the international application required in particular circumstances?
No
National fees:
Patents
Filing fee
3,300 RUB
If not already complied with within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit fixed in the invitation.
Examination fee:
Where the request for substantive examination is filed upon entry into the national phase
— for one independent claim
12,500 RUB
— for each independent claim in excess of one
9,200 RUB
Annual fee for the 3rd year
1,700 RUB
Utility models
Filing fee
1,400 RUB
If not already complied with within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit fixed in the invitation.
Annual fee for the 1st and the 2nd year
per year 800 RUB
Exemptions, reductions or refunds of fees:
The examination fee shall be reduced by :
— 50% where the international search report has been established by the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation), or
— 10% where the international search report has been established by any of the other International Searching Authorities
The annual fees shall be reduced by:
— 50% where a notice about an open license is filed with the Office
The reduction shall apply as from the year following the year of publication of information on the notice
The filing fee, the examination fee and the reinstatement fee shall be reduced by:
— 30% where the application and all required documents are filed online
Special requirements of the Office (PCT Rule 51bis):
Appointment of an agent if the applicant is not resident in the Russian Federation
Who can act as agent?
Any patent attorney registered to practice before the Office
Does the Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 49ter.2)?
Yes, the Office applies the “due care” criterion to such requests

The procedure in the national Phase

RU.01 FORMS FOR ENTERING THE NATIONAL PHASE
The Office has available two special forms for entering the national phase (refer to Annexes RU.II and RU.III). These forms should preferably (but need not) be used. If they are used, the translation of the PCT request is not required.
RU.02 TRANSLATION (CORRECTION)
Errors in the translation of the international application can be corrected with reference to the text of the international application as filed (refer to National Phase, paragraphs 6.002 and 6.003).
RU.03 REPRESENTATION
RCC Art. 1247
Applicants having their residence outside the territory of the Russian Federation must appoint patent agents registered to practice with the Office. A list of registered patent agents is available upon request from the Office.
RU.04 FEES (MANNER OF PAYMENT)
RCC Art. 1249, SF 1
The manner of payment of the fees indicated in the Summary and in this Chapter is outlined in Annex RU.I.
RU.05 REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION
RCC Art. 1386, RCC Art. 1389, Rules Rule 34, SF 1.9
A patent is granted only after examination as to patentability which may be requested by the applicant or by a third party. There is no special form for the request. Examination must be requested within three years from the international filing date. The time limit may be extended for not more than two months on filing a request prior to the expiration of three years from the international filing date. The request for examination is only effective if a fee for requesting examination has been paid. The expired time limit for the request for examination may be reinstated within 12 months on payment of the reinstatement fee accompanied by a statement on the valid excuse for expiration. The amount of the said fee is indicated in Annex RU.I. It is reduced where an international search report has been established.
RU.06 FEE FOR GRANT
RCC Art. 1393, SF 1.18, SF 1.19
A fee for grant must be paid within four months after dispatch to the applicant of the decision to grant the patent. Where the applicant fails to pay the fee within that time limit, he can make this payment, together with a 50% surcharge for late payment, within six months from the date of expiration of the above mentioned time limit.
RU.07 AMENDMENT OF THE APPLICATION; TIME LIMITS
PCT Art. 28, PCT Art. 41, PCT Rule 78.1, RCC Art. 1378
Within a month after entry into the national phase the applicant has the right to amend any element of his application, including claims, without paying any fee for that purpose, provided that the amendments do not modify the subject matter of the application beyond the original disclosure. After the expiration of the said time limit claims may be amended on the applicant’s own initiative after the receipt of the search report and the payment of the prescribed fees (refer to Annex RU.I) or when specifically required by the examiner. All amendments shall be made prior to the final decision on a patent application.
RU.08 ANNUAL FEES
SF 1.21
After a patent has been granted, annual fees must be paid for maintaining the patent in force. They are payable for the third and each subsequent year following the international filing date for patents and for the first and each subsequent year for utility models. For the due date of the payment of the first annual fees, refer to the Summary. After that, annual fees become due every year on the anniversary of the international filing date. Payment can still be made, upon payment of a 50% surcharge for late payment, within six months from the date of expiration of the prescribed time limit. If the patent lapses following failure to pay the annual fee within the prescribed time limit, the reinstatement of rights is permitted within three years from the date of the expiry of this time limit if the applicant makes a written request for the reinstatement of rights and pays the reinstatement fee. The amount of the reinstatement fee is 2.5 times greater than the amount of the annual fee for the year of the submission of the request. The amounts of annual fees are indicated in Annex RU.I.
RU.09 REVIEW UNDER ARTICLE 25 OF THE PCT
PCT Art. 25, PCT Rule 51
The applicable procedure is outlined in paragraphs 6.018 to 6.021 of the National Phase. If, upon review under PCT Article 25, the Office denies an error or omission on the part of the receiving Office or the International Bureau, an appeal against this decision may be lodged with the Office.
RU.10 EXCUSE OF DELAYS IN MEETING TIME LIMITS
PCT Art. 24(2), PCT Art. 48(2), PCT Rule 82bis, RCC Art. 1382, RCC Art. 1396
Reference is made to paragraphs 6.022 to 6.027 of the National Phase. Where, during the international phase or before the Office, the applicant has missed a time limit for performing any act in relation to the international application, such time limit may be extended by the Office upon request by the applicant and subject to payment of the reinstatement fee (refer to Annex RU.I).
RU.11
PCT Rule 49.6
Reinstatement may be requested where the applicant failed to comply with the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1) for entering the national phase The application may be reinstated if the Office finds that the failure to meet that time limit occurred in spite of due care required by the circumstances having been taken. A request for reinstatement must be presented within 12 months from the expiry of the time limit and is subject to the payment of a fee (refer to Annex RU.I).
RU.12 UTILITY MODEL
PCT Rule 49bis.1, PCT Rule 49bis.1(a), PCT Rule 49bis.1(b), PCT Rule 76.5, RCC Art. 1390
If the applicant wishes to obtain a utility model registration instead of a patent on the basis of an international application, subject to what is said in paragraph 13, the applicant, when performing the acts referred to in PCT Article 22 or 39, shall so indicate to the Office. If the international application is for a utility model instead of a patent, the requirements are basically the same as for an invention except that the applicant is not required to make a request for substantive examination.
RU.13
SF 1.18, SF 1.19, SF 1.21
The first annual fee must be paid jointly with the grant fee (refer to Annex RU.I).
RU.14 CONVERSION
RCC Art. 1379, Rules Rule 3(15), SF 1.12, SF 1.13
The applicant may, prior to publication of a patent application, but not later than the decision to grant is taken, convert the said application into a utility model application by filing a request to that effect. The utility model application may be converted into a patent application at any time before the decision to grant is taken. The conversion is subject to payment of a fee. The converted application shall have the priority date of the initial application.
RU.15 NUCLEOTIDE AND AMINO ACID SEQUENCES
REQ Rule 11
Where the international application contains disclosure of one or more nucleotide and/or amino acid sequences, the applicant must furnish a sequence listing presented as a separate part of the description and a sequence listing in electronic form.

Annexes

Annex RU.I - Fees
Patents
Filing fee
3,300 RUB
— claims fee for each claim in excess of ten
700 RUB
This fee shall be reduced by 30% where the application and all required documents are filed online
— claims fee for each claim that has not been searched by the International Searching Authority
700 RUB
Search fee (where a request for search has been accepted and the fee has been paid, a search report is transmitted within 7 months):
— for one independent claim:
9,500 RUB
— for each independent claim in excess of one
6,200 RUB
Examination fee:
This fee shall be reduced by 30% where the application and all required documents are filed online
— where the request for substantive examination is filed upon entry into the national phase:
In this case a search report is transmitted within 7 months from the date of the start of substantive examination
— for one independent claim:
12,500 RUB
— for each independent claim in excess of one
9,200 RUB
— where the request for substantive examination is filed after entry into the national phase:
In this case a search report is transmitted within 12 months from the date of the start of substantive examination
— for one independent claim
4,700 RUB
— for each independent claim in excess of one, but not more than five
2,800 RUB
— for each independent claim in excess of five
5,400 RUB
— where the request for substantive examination is filed after receipt of a search report and payment of the corresponding search fee has been made:
3,000 RUB
Fee for reinstatement of rights of the applicant with respect to an international application where the applicant failed to comply with the requirement of Article 22 or 39(1)
5,000 RUB
Reinstatement fee in other cases
2,100 RUB
This fee shall be reduced by 30% where the application and all required documents are filed online
Fee for new claims:
— for each new claim before the start of substantive examination
700 RUB
— for each new claim after the start of substantive examination
4,700 RUB
Grant fee
1,500 RUB
Annual fees:
The annual fees shall be reduced by 50% where a notice about an open license is filed with the Office. The reduction shall apply as from the year following the year of publication of information on the notice
— for the 3rd year
1,700 RUB
— for the 4th year
1,700 RUB
— for the 5th year
2,500 RUB
— for the 6th year
2,500 RUB
— for the 7th year
3,300 RUB
— for the 8th year
3,300 RUB
— for the 9th year
4,900 RUB
— for the 10th year
4,900 RUB
— for the 11th year
7,300 RUB
— for the 12th year
7,300 RUB
— for the 13th year
9,800 RUB
— for the 14th year
9,800 RUB
— for the 15th to the 18th year
per year 12,200 RUB
— for the 19th year
16,200 RUB
— for the 20th year
16,200 RUB
— for the 21st and each subsequent year
24,000 RUB
Fee for restoration of the right of priority
1,000 RUB
Utility models
Filing fee
1,400 RUB
— claim fee for each claim in excess of 10
700 RUB
Examination fee
2,500 RUB
Grant fee
1,500 RUB
Annual fees:
The annual fees shall be reduced by 50% where a notice about an open license is filed with the Office. The reduction shall apply as from the year following the year of publication of information on the notice
— for the 1st year
800 RUB
— for the 2nd year
800 RUB
— for the 3rd year
1,700 RUB
— for the 4th year
1,700 RUB
— for the 5th year
2,500 RUB
— for the 6th year
2,500 RUB
— for the 7th and 8th years
3,300 RUB
— for the 9th and 10th years
4,900 RUB
How can payment of fees be effected?
Fees
The payment of fees must be effected in Russian roubles. All payments must indicate the application number (national, if already known; international, if the national application number is not yet known), the name of the applicant and the category of fee being paid. Fees may be paid to the following bank account:
Beneficiary Name
Interregional Operation Office of the Federal Treasury (Federal Service for Intellectual Property)
Beneficiary’s Bank Account Number
03100643000000019500
Name of the beneficiary’s bank at the Central Bank of Russia
Operational Department of the Russian Bank/Interregional Operation Office of the Federal
Treasury
Moscow
BIC (Bank Identifier Code)
024501901
Beneficiary’s Bank Correspondent Account
40102810045370000002
VO Code
VO70010
Beneficiary Taxpayer identification Number (INN)
7730176088
Beneficiary Tax Registration Reason Code (KPP)
773001001
UIP
0
For further details on the payment of fees, refer to the Rospatent website at:
https://rospatent.gov.ru/
Charges
The payment of charges must be effected in Russian roubles. All payments must indicate the application number (national, if already known; international, if the national application number is not yet known), the name of the applicant and the category of fee being paid
For further details on the payment of charges, refer to the Rospatent website at:
https://rospatent.gov.ru/ru/activities/inter/coop/wipo/pct/phase/duties
Forms
The following documents are maintained by the Office. Refer to the Office website (Annex B) for latest version and other languages.
Notes:
1 a b These texts are available at http://www.rospatent.gov.ru
2 a b These texts are available at https://rospatent.gov.ru/ru/docs/regulations
3 a The Office is competent only if the international search is or has been carried out by that Office.
4 a b c This fee is payable to the receiving Office. For further details, refer to the Rospatent website at:https://rospatent.gov.ru/ru/activities/inter/coop/wipo/pct/phase/duties
5 a b This fee is payable to the receiving Office. For further details, refer to items 4.9 and 4.11 in the table at https://rospatent.gov.ru/ru/activities/dues/table and the bank account details at https://rospatent.gov.ru/content/uploadfiles/pr_44_pril_1.pdf
6 a b c This fee is payable to the International Searching Authority and only in particular circumstances. For further details, refer to“How can payment of fees be effected” at www1.fips.ru/wps/wcm/connect/content_en/en/inter/
7 a b c This fee is payable to the Authority. For further details, refer to http://new.fips.ru/vse-uslugi/uslugi-predostavlyaemye-fips-na-platnoy-osnove-.php (paragraph 14.6) and http://new.fips.ru/vse-uslugi/rekvizity-fips-dlya-oplaty-uslug-fips-okazyvaemykh-na-platnoy-osnove.php
8 a This fee is fixed by the Authority in RUB and will be revised from time to time to reflect currency fluctuations between RUB and CHF.
9 a For further details on the payment of fees to the Authority, refer to the Rospatent website at: http://new.fips.ru/vse-uslugi/uslugi-predostavlyaemye-fips-na-platnoy-osnove-.php and http://new.fips.ru/vse-uslugi/rekvizity-fips-dlya-oplaty-uslug-fips-okazyvaemykh-na-platnoy-osnove.php
Special edition as of 31 October 2023, prepared for EQE candidates printed on 21 Apr 2024