The new official patent and trademark fees were introduced by
the Russian government's order of September 15, 2011, No.
781, and came into force this month, after Russia formally joined
the World Trade Organization (WTO).
As prescribed by the WTO, the Russian government's order
introduced equal fees for both domestic and foreign applicants.
In terms of patents, the domestic applicants now have to pay
higher fees than before, whereas the official fees for foreign
applicants have been reduced by 50-70 percent for some actions.
The official fees for trademark matters were the same for both
domestic and foreign applicants during the last 7 or 8 years. Now
the official fees for trademark prosecution have increased by
approximately 30 percent.
The order stipulates a 15 percent discount for the electronic
filing, i.e. a EUR 3-10 (USD 4-13) discount, depending on the type
of the official fee, and a 50 percent discount for the official
fees for small business applicants
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