08 FEB 2017

Russian patents and certificates can be obtained in electronic form

The Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation is developing a draft order to amend the existing legislation. These changes will expand the list of services in electronic form provided by the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, as well as allow the granting of patents and certificates electronically.

Currently, in the Russian Federation documents confirming the right of intellectual property can be obtained only in paper form. Patents and certificates are sent to the right-holder or his representative, and this in turn delays the process of obtaining documents.