Amendments to Patent fees Schedule introduced by the new Governmental Decree
On 17 June 2021 several amendments to the Official patent fees have been introduced, which came in force starting from 1 August 2021. The most important amendment concerns examination fees and establishes a uniform Official patent Substantive Examination fee of 12500 rubles for the first and 9200 rubles for every next independent claim instead of previous three substantive patent examination fees, which depended on the time when examination was requested. Official comments are expected to be announced soon.
The second amendment relates to the recent move to paperless Patent Office communication and on top of the regulation providing electronic forms of patents and trademark certificates as the default ones, the recent amendment now establishes an uniform fee of 2,000 RUR for any paper publication issued by request in addition to electronic ones. This regulation covers as well duplicates and paper publications of amendments that are handed out by Rospatent as confirmation of assignments or changes in owner’s (inventor’s) legal status, including a change of name or business name.
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