Legal Updates

The changes to the official fees for invention and design patents become effective on January 1, 2024.
On July 1, 2022, the Eurasian Patent Office increases the official fees for invention patent matters.
On May 7, 2022, Order No. 1532 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia dated April 19, 2022 came into force. The Order introduced the list of goods for parallel imports.
The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade was given the right to approve the list of goods for which parallel imports will be allowed.
The instrument of ratification by the Republic of Belarus of the Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs to the Eurasian Patent Convention has been deposited with the WIPO.
The Russian president has signed into law the bill on the accession of the Russian Federation to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.
The Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs to the Eurasian Patent Convention enters into effect for Tajikistan on November 30, 2021.
Owing to a new surge of COVID-19 cases, the Russian president extended the national holidays by affirming additional days off.
Two federal laws adopted in April and June 2021 give the government additional powers to make decisions to allow the use of patented rights without the patentee's consent and with the payment of an appropriate compensation.
On June 17, 2021, the Russian government issued a ruling that introduced changes to the official fees related to patent examination and the issuance of original certificates.