June 16, 2016
Introducing amendments into materials of an application for an Invention, Utility Model or Industrial Design under amended version of Article 1378 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation

In accordance with the amended version of Article 1378 of the Civil Code, the applicant has a right to introduce amendments, specifications and corrections into the application materials by providing the additional materials only in response to the Official Request of the Federal executive power body on the intellectual property before issuance of either a Decision about Grant, or a Decision about Refusal, or a Withdrawal Notification provided that these amendments, specifications and corrections do not change the application in essence.

Moreover, the applicant may introduce amendments into the application on his own initiative only once and only after issuance of the Official Information Search Report by the Russian Patent Office.

*The above-mentioned amended version came into effect on October 1, 2014 and is valid for the applications filed after that date.

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