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Increase of Patent Fees in Rospatent

Date: 24-09-2012
Government Resolution of the Russian Federation dd. 15 September 2011 No. 781 introduced changes into the Regulation on patent and other fees for the performance of legally significant acts related to patenting and registration of trademarks and service marks.

First, the changes affected the amount of the fees: fees for the performance of legally significant acts related to patenting and registration of trademarks and service marks, actions related to the exercise of the rights to industrial property units as well as actions related to protection of industrial property units in accordance with the international treaties of the Russian Federation increased. At the same time one should note that the fees for the actions performed in relation to materials or documents, patent applications, motions, statements of oppositions and abstracts shall be paid in the amount as set on the date of the submission thereof.

Second change is abandonment of the system of dividing the payers of the fees into residents and non-residents of the Russian Federation. As a reminder, before the introduction of the changes non-residents would mostly pay larger fees than residents. Such changes are connected to the Government of the Russian Federation pursuing a course towards granting national treatment to foreign persons.

The changes became effective on 22 August 2012.
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