Patent Translation & Filing Requirements in Russian Federation

Languages Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date Any
Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure) Russian
PCT National/regional phase possible Yes
Time limit for entering national/regional phase 31 months from filing/priority date
Time limit for filing translation 31 months from filing/priority date, or thereafter upon Examiner’s request
Paris Convention / Direct Time limit for filing translation 3 months from invitation
Certification needed for translation No
Certified copy of priority application required Yes, 16 months from priority date
Translation of priority application required No, only upon request
Certification needed for translation of priority application No
EP Required translations N/A

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