General information


  • Procedure

List of Contracting States: Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan), Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Registration period – about 2-6 years from application filing date. Proof of registration – Certificate. Term of validity – 20 years from the application filing date. There is an opportunity to extend the validity of the patent for an invention in the Contracting State whose legislation provides the extension of the validity of the national patent for an invention. What can be protected: device, method (process), substance, biotechnological product, usage of the device, method, substance, biotechnological product (use of the object for a new purpose).

Step Term Official notification Deadline
Filing application 1 day Notification with registration number, name of applicant, date and time of filing. Direct filing with claiming priority – 12 months from priority date1. PCT national phase entry in EAPO – 31 months from the priority date.
Formal examination 1-4 months from application filing date Request to submit corrected or missing documents / Notification of completion of formal examination. Responding to formal examination request – within the time limit specified in the notice of Office.
Patent examination 1-5 years from filing of petition to proceed substantive examination Patent examination Request / Decision of grant/refusal. Filing petition to proceed substantive examination – within 6 months from the publication date1. Responding to Substantive examination request – 4 months from date of receipt2.
Grant and Publication within 6 months from grant fees payment Certificate Payment of grant and publication fees – 4 months from Grant decision receipt1.
Annuity fees each year Invitation to pay annuity fees First annuity payment includes payment for the previous years starting from application filing date. The amount of annuity fees depends on the number of selected countries in which the patent is maintained3.

1—This term may be extended for 2 months, upon corresponding fee payment. 2—This term may be extended for 12 months, upon corresponding fee payment. 3—Validity of the patent can be renewed within 6 months after expiration of payment period, amount of official fees increases by 50%.



1. Applicant details.

Legal Entity Natural person
Full official name (English transliteration) Name (as per passport and/or English transliteration)
Legal address Address

2. Inventor details.

Natural person
Name (as per passport and/or English transliteration)

3. Number of International publication (PCT procedure) or Application materials: claims, description, abstract, drawings (non-PCT procedure; international application wasn’t published).

4. Russian translation of the application (we prepare by ourselves).

5. POA (no legalization or notarization required).

6. Certified copy of the priority application (if priority is claimed).

Representation by the invention attorney: Foreign applicants must perform the invention prosecution in EAPO through an agent, a registered in EAPO invention attorney.

POA must be submitted within 2 months from the date of filing.

Priority documents and Russian translation of the application must be submitted within 4 months from the date of filing.