Intellectual Property in Russia

Overview by
National Organizations
The Russian Federal instrument for the protection of intellectual property is the Russian Patent &Trademark Office.
Given the risks of pirating in Russia, it is imperative to register with the register of trademarks to ensure protection ( be careful: judicial procedures in the country are very slow).
Regional Organizations
Russia is a member of the Eurasian Patent Organization.
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent Law
20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Strasbourg agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Law on Trademarks, Service marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods
10 years Trademark Law Treaty
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Patent Law
10 years  
Law on Copyrights and Relative Rights
70 years after the death of the author Berne convention
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Industrial Models
Patent Law
5 years  

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