Partly with a focus on becoming a World Trade Organization (WTO) member, Russia has been actively reforming its patent laws and regulations during the past decade.
With WTO membership, Russia is now being seen as a state with a genuine drive towards establishing an efficient and reliable system for applying and enforcing patent rights.
While the national laws and regulations have been developed and clarified in Russia, it should be noted that there has been another, regional system working in parallel with the Russian national system since 1995 to apply for patents in Russia.
This regional system is called the Eurasian Patent Convention (EAPC). Both systems, the RU national and the EA regional, have been strongly influenced by patent laws and regulations in the European territory. However, although both systems have been westernised, there exist several differences which should be taken into account when choosing between the two.
To continue reading, you need a subscription to WIPR. Start a subscription to WIPR for £455.
In-house feature articles, the archive and expert comment require a paid subscription. Subscribe now.
Want to give it a try? We are offering a two week free trial to the WIPR website – register and select “Free Trial” to begin access to the full WIPR archive and read the latest news, features and expert comment. Begin your free trial here.
Is your 2 week free trial about to end? Upgrade to a 12 month subscription for £455 now.
If you have already subscribed please login.
If you have any technical issues please email tech support.
Russia, Eurasia, WTO, EAPC, Papula-Nevinpat