Design maintenance in Russian FederationThe term of protection for design is 5 years from the filing date. For applications filed before December 31, 2014, the period of validity is 15 years. The total period of protection may not exceed 25 years.
Annual fees for design patent maintenance shall be paid from the third year from the date of filing. The fee for third year and every subsequent year after the date of filing of the application, shall be paid during the previous year. Official fee for each subsequent year shall be forwarded till the end of this year, but could be extended for 6 month. In this case, the annual fee is increased by 50 %.
The patent can be terminated in case of non-payment of the annual fee for maintaining.
The following documents and information are required for maintance:
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