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Russian Federation

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
December 18, 2006Federal Law No. 231-FZ of December 18, 2006 on Putting into Force Part IV of the Russian Civil Code (as last amended by Federal Law No. 296-FZ of December 30, 2008)

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
November 27, 2009Customs Code of Customs Union (Appendix to the Treaty on the Customs Code of the Customs Union Adopted by Resolution No. 17 of November 27, 2009 of the Interstate Council of the Eurasia Economic Community)
July 26, 2006Federal Law No. 135-FZ of July 26, 2006 on the Protection of Competition (as last amended on December 6, 2011)
December 30, 2001Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation No. 195-FZ of December 30, 2001 (as last amended on April 2, 2012)
June 13, 1996Criminal Code of the Russian Federation No. 63-FZ of June 13, 1996 (as last amended on March 1, 2012)

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
March 3, 2012Decree No. 183 of March 3, 2012 of the Government of the Russian Federation, Amending the Decision No. 1020 of December 24, 2008 of the Government of the Russian Federation
September 15, 2011Resolution of the Russian Government No. 781 of September 15, 2011 Amending the Regulation on Patent Fees and Other Types of Fees Related to Patents, Industrial Designs, Utility Models and the Registration of Trademarks, Service Marks as well as the Assignment of Exclusive Rights to Geographical Indications
September 15, 2011Decree No. 781 of September 15, 2011, Amending the Regulation on Patent Fees and Other Types of Fees Related to Patents, Industrial Designs, Utility Models and the Registration of Trademarks, Service Marks as well as the Assignment of Exclusive Rights to Appellations of Origin
December 24, 2008Decree No. 1020 of December 24, 2008 of the Government of the Russian Federation on the State Registration of Assignment Agreements of Exclusive Rights to Inventions, Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Topologies of Integrated Circuits, Computer Programs, and Databases; and of Non-Contractual Transfers of the Exclusive Rights to Inventions, Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Trademarks, Service Marks, Appellations of Origin, Topology of Integrated Microcircuits, Computer programs, and Databases
December 10, 2008Decree No. 941 of December 10, 2008 of the Government of the Russian Federation, Approving the Regulations on Patent and Other Fees for the Performance of Legally Significant Acts, Connected to Patents, Utility Models, Industrial Designs, the State Registration of Trademarks and Service Marks, State Registration and the Grant of an Exclusive Right in a Appellation of Origin, and also to the State Registration of the Transfer of Exclusive Rights to Other Persons and Agreements on the Disposal of these Rights
October 29, 2008Order No. 321 of October 29, 2008 of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Approving the Administrative Regulation to Govern the Performance by the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks of Its Functions to State-Register Agreements on Disposal of Rights to Inventions, Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Trademarks, Service Marks, Protected Computer Programs, Databases, and Integrated Circuit Layouts, as well as Franchising Agreements for Intellectual Property Assets Protected in Accordance with the Patent Legislation of the Russian Federation
October 29, 2008Order No. 322 of October 29, 2008 of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia Approving Administrative Regulations to Govern the Performance by the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks of Its Functions to Extend accordance with Established Procedure the Period of Validity of a Patent for an Invention relating to Assets, for the Use of which the Permission of an Appropriate, Authorized Authority is Required under the Laws of the Russian Federation, the Period of Validity of a Patent for an Industrial Design, a Certificate (Patent) for a Utility Model, Registration Certificate of a Trademark or Service Mark, Certificate of the Right to Use an Appellation of Origin, and Restoration of the Validity of a Patent for an Invention, Utility Model or Industrial Design Previously Terminated due to Non-Payment of Maintenance Fees within the Prescribed Time Limit
December 13, 2006Order No. 313 of December 13, 2006 of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Approving the Administrative Regulation on Monitoring and the Legal Protection and the Use by the Russian Agency for Patents and Trademarks of the Results of Scientific and Technological Works for Commercial Purposes Funded by the Federal Budget (Registered under No. 8805 of January 19, 2007 by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation)
April 22, 2003Order No. 56 of April 22, 2003 of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (ROSPATENT) on Rules for Filing and Examination of Oppositions against Applications by the Chamber of Patent Disputes (as last amended on October 10, 2012)
March 5, 2003Order No. 32 of March 5, 2003 of the Russian Agency for Patents and Trademarks (ROSPATENT) Approving Rules on the Drafting, Filing and Examination of Applications for the Registration of Trademarks and Service Marks

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