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Fees on Geographical Indications

On July 27, 2020, amendments to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation come into force, making it possible to register and protect a new object of intellectual property rights, a geographical indication.

Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of June 4, 2020 No. 822 “On Amendments to the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of December 10, 2008 No. 941” establishes the following fees:

1. The applicant shall pay a fee in the amount of 800.00 rubles for considering the application for familiarization with the papers of the application for the registration of a geographical indication;

2. The applicant shall pay a fee in the amount of 2 700.00 rubles for the state registration of the application for the registration of a geographical indication and for granting the exclusive right to previously registered geographical indication based on the results of the formal examination;

3. The applicant shall pay a fee in the amount of 3 000.00 rubles for transforming the application for the registration of appellation of origin into the application for the registration of a geographical indication (and vice versa) and for decision-making based on the results of the examination;

4. The applicant shall pay a fee in the amount of 16 000.00 rubles for registration of a geographical indication and (or) grant of the exclusive right to the geographical indication;

5. The applicant shall pay a fee in the amount of 2 800.00 rubles for examining the right holder's application to amend the State Register of Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin of the Russian Federation and decision-making based on the results of the examination (2 800.00 rubles for each change made);

6. The applicant shall pay a fee in the amount of 9 000.00 rubles for considering the application for transforming an appellation of origin into a geographical indication (and vice versa) and for decision-making based on the results of the examination;

7. The applicant shall pay a fee in the amount of 800.00 rubles for considering the application for familiarization with the papers of the application for the registration of a geographical indication; for decision-making based on the results of the examination; and for familiarization with the requested documents (subject to the attendance of the applicant within the agreed date and time);

8. The applicant shall pay a fee in the amount of 5 000.00 rubles for considering the objections filed to the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) against the decision to withdraw the application for a geographical indication and (or) appellation of origin and for decision-making based on the results of the examination;

9. The applicant shall pay a fee in the amount of 14 000.00 rubles for considering the objections filed to the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) to appeal against granting legal protection to a geographical indication or granting an exclusive right to a previously registered geographical indication on the grounds stipulated in Article 1535 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (except for the objections filed by an authorized body or another body exercising control on the grounds stipulated in the third paragraph of clause 1 of Article 1516 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation) and for decision-making based on the results of the examination;

10. The applicant shall pay a fee in the amount of 8 000.00 rubles for considering the application for terminating legal protection of a geographical indication and (or) the effect of an exclusive right to a geographical indication on the grounds stipulated in paragraph 1 and subparagraphs 1 to 6 and 9 of paragraph 2 of Article 1536 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and for decision-making based on the results of the examination (except for the applications filed by an authorized body or another body exercising control on the grounds stipulated in the third paragraph of clause 1 of Article 1516 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation);

11. The applicant shall pay a fee in the amount of 945.00 rubles for registering the application for state registration of a geographical indication and for granting an exclusive right to such a geographical indication, for registering an application for an exclusive right to a previously registered geographical indication; and for decision-making on the application for registration of a geographical indication based on results of the formal examination;

12. The applicant shall pay a fee in the amount of 5 600. 00 rubles for registering a geographical indication and (or) granting an exclusive right to such a geographical indication.

 

For any matters relating to fees on geographical indications, please contact us at rospatent@rupto.ru.

 
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