Patenting abroad aids to promote Russian technology in the international market. Typically external patenting is aimed at legal protection of export goods comprising patented objects of intellectual property, or at selling licenses.

A Brief of Services

Selection of patenting procedure:

  1. Patenting through a national patent application to the Patent Office of the selected country.
  2. Patenting through the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) procedure.
  3. Patenting of inventions through the EPC (European Patent Convention) procedure.
  4. Patenting through the EAPC (Eurasian Patent Convention) procedure.
  5. Registration of trademarks through the Madrid Agreement procedure.
  6. Deposition of industrial designs in accordance with the Hague Agreement.

The Service Procedure

    1. The national patenting procedure involves the following steps:
      • drawing up an application for patenting an object of intellectual property in the language of the chosen country and its submission to the national Patent Office through a national patent agent;
      • paying of the required dues and services of the patent agent;
      • monitoring the Patent Office proceedings concerning the application;
      • reception of a protection document on completion of the proceeding.
    2. The PCT international patenting procedure includes the below stages:
      • drawing up an application for patenting an object of intellectual property in Russian or in English and producing it to the Patent Office addressed;
      • international patent search and provisional international expertizing;
      • shift to the national phase in the desired countries within 20 or 30 months from the date of a priority, wherein the application papers should be produced in the languages of the countries of patenting;
      • issue of protection documents in each country.
    3. To obtain a European patent one should submit an application to the European Patent Office (EPO) (head office in Munich, a division in Berlin, and a branch in Hague) through a European patent agent written in one of the EPO official languages, German, English, or French. The patent application should contain indication of the states where protection of the invention is sought. Applications are allowed to be prepared and presented in electronic format. The European routine of patent issuance is divided into two phases. The first phase includes preliminary expertizing (entrance and formal inspection), preparation of the search report, and publishing the application and the search report (over 18 months after the priority date), on the EPO site including. The second phase involves substantive examination. The positive expertise on the substantive examination results in granting the European patent (in case the grant, publication, annuities, and translation of the claims into two other official EPO languages have been paid). Otherwise, the application is refused on the grounds reasoned by the examination division.
    4. The EAPO procedure has much in common with the EPO routine, except for several differences:
      • in the EAPO application no countries-participants are to be pointed out and, accordingly, no dues for such items are collected;
      • the application may be executed in Russian, an official EAPO language, unlike EPO with the three mandatory languages (English, German, and French);
      • when a patent is to take effect in several states no translation into different national languages is required;
      • no annual dues are to be paid for maintaining the application in effect while the routine proceeds;
      • after the patent is issued the annuities for maintenance of the Eurasian patent are paid centrally to the EAPO.

Data necessary for agreement and starting the procedure:

    1. Applicant ID: a copy of pp. 1-2 of the organization Charter or the Registration Certificates of an individual entrepreneur; OKPO (ОКПО), INN (ИНН), and KBK (КБК) Codes; organization particulars for the contract; duplicate of the passport of a physical person.
    2. Brief description of the object and goal of foreign patenting.
    3. List of the countries of patenting.
    4. Priority application, if available.
    5. Author data (last, first, and middle names, residential address with all indices).