Russia to establish Patent Court by 2013

A Patent Court, aimed to resolve disputes on intellectual property rights, will be established in Russia by 2013.

The court, which is due to start operating no later than February 1, 2013 will deal with disputes about infringed or contested intellectual property rights as a first-instance and cassation court.

Now, Russian patent holders use the Supreme Commercial Court to defend their copyrights but in 2013 they will be able to solve two kinds of cases in the Patent Court: cases on establishing rights’ existence (titleholder) and cases on the violation of rights.

Germany traditionally sends the largest amount of bids (about 18 percent of total) to the European Patent Office (EPO), which grants patents for up to 36 European states.

In 2009 Russian bids to the EPO made up about 4 percent of all bids.


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