Patenting of inventions, utility models, industrial designs
Invention is a technical solution in any sphere relating to the product (especially, organization, substance, strain of microorganism, culture of plant or animal cells) or method (process of performing actions on a material object using material means), including the use of a product or method for a specific purpose. Legal security is given for the invention if it’s new, has inventive level and industrially applicable (article 1350 CC RF).
Under Russian Legislation, patent protection of drug products is possible by filing a patent for:
Exclusivity period of invention is 20 years.
The exclusivity period for invention relating to drug product, pesticide or agrichemical, if applicable, specified by art. 1363 CC RF, may be extended for five years.
The utility model is a technical solution related to the device. Legal security is given for the invention if it’s new and industrially applicable (article 1351 CC RF).
Exclusivity period of utility model is 10 years.
Since 01.01.2015 Exclusivity period of utility model can’t be extended (Federal Law No 35-FZ “On amendments to Part I, II and IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and separate laws of the Russian Federation” as of March 12, 2014).
Utility model is product appearance solution of industrial or cottage industry. Legal security is given for the invention if it’s new and original under its significant characteristics (article 1352 CC RF).
The exclusivity period for the industrial sample is 5 years with the possibility for extension for 5 years but not more than 25 years.
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Registration of trademarks
The trademark is a designation used to individualize the goods of legal entities or individual entrepreneurs (article 1477 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation).
Exclusive rights to a trademark arise only after its registration at the Federal Service for Intellectual Property. The use of an unregistered designation instead of a trademark is allowed, but in this case no exclusive rights arise.
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The exclusivity period for any trademark is 10 years with the possibility for unlimited extension for 10 years.
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Registration of computer programs and databases.
Computer Program — objectively presented data set, intended for computer and other computer devices functioning to achieve necessary result including pre-materials, received in the process of development of computer program and multimedia images generating by it.
Author rights for all computer programs (including software and software packages), which can be expressed in any language and in any form including original text and objective code are protected just as author rights for literature (article 1261 CC RF).
Database – objectively presented set of individual materials (articles, calculations, normative acts, judicial decisions and other similar materials), aligned such that these materials may be found processed with computing machine(ECM) (article 1260 CC RF).
The right holder, during the term of the exclusive right to ECM program or database, may at its discretion register such program or such database at the Federal Executive Body on Intellectual Property.
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Performance of all patent searches / investigations
Patent search is a process of selecting of correspondent documents or data on one or several features of patent document or data massive, however, search process is carried out based on many documents and texts similar to the theme or subject of request. The following search types can be selected: subject; name; numeric; search for analogs. Patent search is required when obtaining a certificate of trademark, patent of invention, utility model or patent for industrial sample.
Patent research – studies of technology and trends level in the development of objects of technology, its patentability, patent purity, as well as competitiveness on the basis of patent and other information. Performance of patent investigations according to Government standard of the Russian Federation Р 15.011-96 (GOST Р 15.011-96) Patent Investigations. Content and order of performance. This standard establishes uniform requirements for the organization and conduct of patent research as well as preparation and use of their results.