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PCT Entry in Russia or Eurasia

Many entities seeking international protection for their inventions choose regional systems over national ones due to a broader coverage. The Russian Federation is a contracting Party to two regional systems: the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and the Eurasian Patent Convention (EAPC). PATENTICA represents clients before the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) and the Russian Patent Office (Rospatent).


As for the PCT, we assist clients with filing international applications, responding to the International Search Reports (ISR) and the Written Opinions of the International Search Authority (WOISA) as well as with entering the National Phase, which includes filing formal documents, paying official fees, submitting a translation of the application into Russian and handling Office Actions, if any. 


Unlike a PCT application, which becomes a bundle of individual national patents after entering the National/Regional Phase in contracting states, a granted Eurasian patent simultaneously extends to all EAPC Contracting States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. It is worth bearing in mind that a EA patent maintenance is fulfilled separately in each state by paying individual fees. 

Documents / Information we need

PCT application entering into National Phase:

  • PCT application number;
  • Names and addresses of applicant(s) and inventor(s) (unless the application is published);
  • Description, claims, abstract, and drawings (unless the application is published);
  • Power of Attorney executed by the applicant;
  • Amendments made after the international publication (if any);
  • Amendments to be made during the National Entry;

National applications:

  • Names and addresses of applicant(s) and inventor(s);
  • Certified copy of priority application(s) (when priority is claimed)
  • Power of Attorney executed by the applicant;
  • Description, claims, abstract, and drawings;

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