Russia – Extension of terms in Russia until December 31, 2020
In connection with the epidemiological situation in Russia developed during the past months, the Government of the Russian Federation issued the decree no. 893 of June 20, 2020 stipulating that on request of the applicant or his representative terms can be extended, including terms for payment of patent or other fees, which were due between March 30, 2020 and November 30, 2020. These terms will be extended until December 31, 2020. The request must be filed at the Russian Patent Office within a term that expires within one month from the date of expiry of the corresponding term, or from the date of entry into force of the above decree (i.e. until July 20, 2020), whichever of the dates terminates later. We would like to point out that the terms will not be extended automatically, for the term extension a request must be filed.