Russia: Maximum possible extension of procedural terms in view of recent decisions
As already mentioned in our news feed of June 2020, the Russian Patent Office grants upon request extensions of procedural terms up to December 31, 2020. Now the question is whether this “unscheduled” extension will be counted in the maximum possible 10 extension months. The answer is: No, it will not be counted. If for example an applicant, prior to the mentioned “unscheduled” extension until 31.12.2020, already extended a procedural term by several months, starting January 1, 2021 the applicant may request further extensions of the procedural term for a period, that together with the already requested regular extensions does not exceed the 10 months of extension.