03.10.2021

The growth of applications from residents of the Russian Federation for registration of programs for computers in eight months of 2021 compared to the same period last year amounted to 36.8%, Rospatent reported.

“The system of online registration of computer programs developed by us has become a good incentive for domestic IT companies. Since the launch of this system (September 14, 2020), 1200 applications have been submitted for the registration of computer programs. This is about three to four new applications per day. In general, the growth of applications from residents of the Russian Federation for registration of computer programs for eight months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020 amounted to 36.8%. Today, the average period for consideration of applications for computer programs is 0.33 months, which is 0.18 months less than in 2020”, said Deputy Head of Rospatent Yuriy Zubov.

According to him, the average terms of registration of trademarks have also been significantly reduced. For 8 months of 2021, the average term decreased by 28% compared to the same period in 2020 and amounted to 3.8 months. In addition, an expedited trademark registration service is available to all applicants, within which legal protection is provided for a period of 1 to 2 months.