Everything you need to know about paying your patent renewal fees in Russia

How to Renew a Patent in Russia?

While a patent is in the pending application stage, no renewal fees are due. Once a patent is granted in Russia, you are obliged to pay a recurring renewal fee to the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (FIPS) to maintain the patent.The first renewal fee will be due annually starting from the second anniversary of the patent’s filing date upon the grant of the patent.

For example: if the filing date of a patent is 17/03/2014 and the grant date of the patent is 26/10/2015. You will only have to settle the first renewal fee on the second anniversary (year 3) of the patent’s filing date on 17/03/2016. The next annuity (year 4) will be due renewal on 17/03/2017 (from the anniversary of filing date). 

In the event that the patent is granted more than three years after the date of filing, you will have to settle the renewal fees within two months from the grant of the patent. The renewal due date for all subsequent renewals will fall on the anniversary of the filing date. 

For example: if the filing date of a patent is 17/03/2014 and the grant date of the patent is 26/10/2017. You will have to settle the first renewal fee starting from the second anniversary (year 3) by 26/12/2017. The next annuity for year 4 will be due renewal on 17/03/2018 (from the anniversary of filing date). 

Renewal Fees by Intellectual Property Type

In Russia, there are other types of intellectual property apart from patents. At PatentRenewal.com, we have all of the necessary tools and procedures to ensure that both types can be renewed through us. 

Intellectual Property Type #1 - Russian Utility Models

A utility model right in Russia is valid for 10 years from the filing date and cannot be extended further. A utility model right can be maintained by paying renewal fees. The renewal fees for a utility model right is due annually starting from the first year of the filing date. An article explaining more about the renewal process of Russian utility models will be on our website in the near future. Until then, feel free to reach out to us on contact@patentrenewal.com.

Intellectual Property type #2 - Russian Designs

The duration of a design right is valid for a total term of 25 years from the date of filing. The first renewal fee is due starting from the third year of the design's filing date upon its grant after which the design is protected for five years. In order to maintain its protection beyond the initial 5 year period, you will have to pay the renewal fees four more times in the 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th years. If the maintenance fee is not received before the 5 year expiry date, an additional 6 month period is given to settle payment. Any late payment incurred during the 5 year and 6 month period, you will incur a penalty fee of 50% in addition to the regular renewal fee. An article explaining more about the renewal process of Russian designs will be on our website in the near future. Until then, feel free to reach out to us on contact@patentrenewal.com.

Written and Edited by Kumari Rupali Bansal & Christina Botes from the Patentrenewal.com team.

Patent Renewal Fee Intervals in Russia

The patent renewal fee is paid every year. For further clarification, please refer to the cost breakdown below;

Patent Year Official renewal fee for patent (RUB)
1
2
3 1 700
4 1 700
5 2 500
6 2 500
7 3 300
8 3 300
9 4 900
10 4 900
11 7 300
12 7 300
13 9 800
14 9 800
15 12 200
16 12 200
17 12 200
18 12 200
19 16 200
20 16 200
Patent Year
Official renewal fee for patent (EUR)
3
490
4
610
5
1090
6
1210
7
1330
8
1450
9
1640
10
1640
11
1640
12
1640
13
1640
14
1640
15
1640
16
1640
17
1640
18
1640
19
1640
20
1640

Russia Patent Renewal Fees FAQ

When is the first patent renewal fee due in Russia?

The first renewal fee is paid on the second anniversary of the filing date upon the grant of the patent. For example, if the filing date of a patent is 2012-12-06 and the patent is granted in 2014-07-05, you will only have to settle the renewal fee from 2014-12-06 onward.

What are the due dates and payment windows?

The renewal fees can be paid anytime before the payment due date.

Can I renew a patent after I miss a renewal deadline?

Yes, it is possible to renew a Russian patent after its deadline. There is a 6 month grace period given, whereby the renewal fees can still be settled. When entering this grace period, you will incur a penalty fee of 50% in addition to the regular annual renewal fee for the corresponding year. Failure to pay this fee during the grace period will result in the patent being abandoned.

Do I need assistance from the local council?

It is mandatory to use a local agent or representative when renewing a Russian patent. All foreign legal entities and citizens are required by law to appoint a registered patent agent with the Russian Patent Office.

How long do patents last in Russia?

In order to maintain a patent in Russia, renewal fees need to be settled annually with the FIPS. By settling the renewal fees, the patent is guaranteed to last for a maximum of 20 years from the filing date. If you want to maintain the patent, the renewal fees are mandatory, if not paid the patent will lapse.

Where can I search for Russian Patents?

For more information on the renewal process in Russia, you can visit the link to their official website. You can also search for patents here.

How can I contact the Russian Patent Office?

You can get in touch with the Federal Service for Intellectual Property via email or phone;

Email: rospatent@rupto.ru  

Phone: +7 (499) 240-6015

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