WIPO Office in the Russian Federation

The WIPO Russia Office (WRO) was established in Moscow in 2014.  We promote WIPO services in Russia as well as Russian-language information about the Organization. We also undertake research, development, outreach and capacity building activities.

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The WRO in Moscow (Photo: WIPO)

WIPO events in Russia

WIPO services and products in Russia

PCT system for patents

Russia joined the PCT in 1978 and is now among the top 10 countries in respect of national phase entries of PCT applications.

Madrid System for trademarks

Russia joined the Madrid System in 1976 and is now one of the top five most designated member countries in international registrations.

Hague System for industrial designs

On November 30, 2017, the Government of the Russian Federation deposited its instrument of ratification of the Geneva (1999) Act of the Hague Agreement making it the 67th member of the Hague Union. The Act will enter into force on February 28, 2018. Read more – Russian Federation joins the Hague System

Russia and WIPO initiatives

IP summer schools

Every year, WIPO and the Russian Federation organize the WIPO–Russia Summer School on IP, providing students and young professionals with the opportunity to acquire a deeper knowledge of IP. The 2018 Summer School will be held in the first half of July.


Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) provide innovators in developing countries with access to locally-based, high quality technology information and related services. Today the total number of TISCs in the Russian Federation is more than 170.

Study visits

We organize and/or finance study visits to WIPO headquarters for various stakeholders, including IP students, as well as representatives of NGOs, state bodies, private bodies etc.  Contact us to find out more.