Zuykov and partners will assist in drafting and filing an application for registration of industrial design and will handle correspondence with the Patent Office before obtaining a patent in Russia.
A standard registration takes 10-12 months from the date of filing an application to the grant of a patent. If the applicant wants to speed up the process, the company's lawyers are able to put in additional efforts and register industrial design in an accelerated procedure.
This is achieved due to the patent search procedure carried out by specialists of Rospatent in a short time. Using this procedure, the applicant will receive the first correspondence from the Patent Office no later than 2 months from the date of filing an application.
The cost of the procedure depends on the number of ICID groups required for the search, which are determined by the Rospatent expert at the stage of preparation for the search. As a result, the applicant receives information about the patent search in Russian and foreign databases.
Typically, it takes up to one year to check the patentability of an industrial design from the date of registration of application to the grant of a patent. If accelerated registration is required, this period can be significantly shortened by reducing the time for examination of the application. To do this, the applicant pays a fee for an accelerated patent search. Rospatent specialists can carry out an examination according to an accelerated procedure and submit information on the patent search for 32 classes of the LOC within 10 working days. Upon completion of the examination, if the specialists of the Patent Office did not identify any obstacles to the granting of protection to the design, the period until the granting of the patent will take from 1 to 2 months.