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Changes to practice relating to patents and utility models

29-09-2014

Erik Goussev

On February 25, 2014, the Russian State Duma passed a federal law introducing amendments to the provisions of Parts I, II and IV of the Russian Civil Code. The amendments will be effective from October 1, 2014.

On February 25, 2014, the Russian State Duma passed a federal law introducing amendments to the provisions of Parts I, II and IV of the Russian Civil Code. The amendments will be effective from October 1, 2014.

The amendments relate to such topics as patents, utility models, designs, trademarks and licence agreements. This article will give an overview of the most important changes relating to patent and utility model prosecution. The amended provisions will apply only to new applications filed on or after October 1, 2014. Pending applications will be examined according to the current legislation.   

Utility models—term and examination


patents; trademarks; Russian State Duma; Rospatent

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