They are the most powerful means for innovation protection.
In general, the Russian patent law is similar to patent laws of leading countries (closer to European patent system, but not so strict).
It’s codified and developed as deemed necessary. Russia contracted the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and is a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty.
Therefore, if you accustomed to proceed with applications with any Patent Office, it would be easy to do the same with Russian and Eurasian Patent Offices – our attorneys will point at all hidden pitfalls and assist you.
Patent Litigations and Forensics
The Russian judicial system has been practicing intellectual property law for two decades only. Nevertheless a rate of IP trials increases and judges, lawyers, and attorneys become more and more experienced and competent.
To improve a policy of courts, the specialized IP Court started functioning two years ago. It judges patent, trademark, and copyright cases as a court of appeal and cassation.
The modern Russian IP legislation corresponds to the world standards for this branch of law and provides with effective protection of intellectual property rights.
Along with distribution of goods, profit can be earned by patent selling or through licensing it. License and assignment agreements become effective upon recording by Russian PTO. Russian versions of the docs are needed.
It is one of the most popular means for prevention of fake goods distribution.
Along with prosecution in courts, a manufacturer or distributor can lodge its trademark in the Customs Intellectual Property Registry and customs offices will check all imported commodities.
Geographical indications are protected by the Russian IP legislation as well.