31.10.2021

On October 28, 2021, a decree of the Russian government came into force on the amount of compensation that would be paid to the patent holder if the authorities decided to use an invention, utility model, or industrial design without consent.

The amount of compensation will be 0.5% of the manufacturer’s revenue, which will be given permission to copy patented goods.

According to Russian law, the government, in case of emergency, “connected with ensuring the defense and security of the state, protecting the life and health of citizens, may decide to use an invention, utility model or industrial design without the consent of the patent holder, notifying him of this as soon as possible and with by paying him proportionate compensation”.

Thus, Russia will be able to produce unique and vital means, which have no analogs in Russia, and there are no opportunities to acquire rights from patent holders.