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PATENT SERVICES

The registration of a patent in the territory of the Russian Federation will protect the owner of an invention, utility model or industrial design from encroachments on his/her rights.

By cooperating with Patent Bureau "Galifanov, Malkov & Partners", you will be able to avoid all troubles, since our patent services comprise:

  • consulting support – checking correctness of documents prepared for patenting;
  • determining an optimal sequence of actions – development of an individual plan for filing of the documents required, preparation of recommendations on carrying out some or other measures;
  • legal support – assistance in solving disputable situations associated with patenting.

 

Information on objects patentable in the Russian Federation and respective patent terms are given in the Table below: 

Patented object

Definition

Patent term, years

Invention

A technical solution in any field that relates to a product or a method, including use of a product or a method for certain purpose

20

Utility model

A technical solution relating to a device

10

Industrial design

A decision relating to industrial or handicraft article.

5

 

After the patent registration procedure is completed, the patent term should be monitored. When this term expires, the owner will lose its unique right of ownership; therefore, he should take care of its timely extension.

Who has the right to have a patent registered?

This right may be realized by any foreign and Russian commercial and industrial corporations as well as natural persons (including foreign citizens) . For these, the following classification of subjects is applied:

  • Inventor who has created an invention; mostly, it is a natural person
  • Applicant who files a patent application
  • Patent owner – who possesses exclusive rights.

Important:The above subjects not always may be one person. On practice, our experts have to settle legal issues between several persons even before registration of a patent.

Patenting stages

1)Patent search

It helps to identify closest analogous solutions and a prototype, which should be indicated in the registration procedure according to Rospatent rules. Duration – about 2 weeks

2)Preparation of a request

Distinguishing features of the object to be patented are described, and a patent application is executed. Duration – about 2 weeks

3)Filing the request with ROSPATENT

4)Formalities examination

ROSPATENT checks a set of documents as filed. Duration – about 2 months

5)Substantial examination

If Stage 4 is a success, the applicant may file a request for substantial examination within three years. Duration – about 13 months.

After these stages are completed, a patent is granted (within three months).

In some cases, the obtained patent is considered as a commercial product. Apart from having his/her rights protected, the owner of the intellectual property may dispose of it at his/her own discretion, but without departing from the legal norms. Additional patent service include legal follow-up of the following actions:

  • alienation of exclusive right – possibility of selling, giving as a gift, or exchanging exclusive rights;
  • transfer for temporary use of the patent for a definite term and in a territory to be agreed upon, i.e., grant of a license.

Important: A patent is valid only in the territory of the country where it has been granted.

In order to evaluate a full cost of a patent service, it is necessary to know the patented object. The price formation specificity is the absence of a schedule of tariffs as such – everything depends on unique properties of an invention or a utility model. Moreover, first it should be known for sure whether the object is patentable, i.e., whether its properties and characteristics are suitable for it.

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