Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO)

The Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) is an international organization set up in 1995 by the Eurasian Patent Convention (EAPC) to grant Eurasian patents. The official language of the EAPO is Russian and the headquarters of the EAPO is in Moscow, Russia.

The following 8 countries are contracting states to the EAPC and therefore members of the Eurasian Patent Organization:

  1. Armenia (from 27 February 1996)
  2. Azerbaijan (from 25 December 1995 )
  3. Belarus (from 12 August 1995 )
  4. Kazakhstan (from 4 November 1995 )
  5. Kyrgyzstan (from 13 January 1996 )
  6. Tajikistan (from 12 August 1995 )
  7. Turkmenistan (from 12 August 1995 )
  8. Russia (from 27 September 1995 )

Former member: Moldova

General information

Intellectual property office Eurasian Patent Organization
Contact details M. Cherkassky per. 2,
Moscow, 109012, Russia
+7 (495) 411-61-50
Time limit applicable for entry into the PCT national phase 31 months from the priority date
Time limit applicable for filing Conventional application 12 months from the priority date
Language Russian
Representation Foreign applicants must be represented by a Eurasian Patent Attorney
Filing requirement
  • Filing languages: any
  • Language of translation: Russian
  • Time limit for filing translation: 2 months from filing date
    (extendible by 2 months upon payment of a fee)
Duration of Patents Twenty years from the date of filing of the application
Non patentable subject matter
  • Discoveries
  • Scientific theories and mathematical methods
  • Pure providing of information
  • Methods of economic organization and management
  • Symbols, schedules and rules
  • Methods for performing mental acts
  • Algorithms and computer programs
  • Topographies of integrated circuits
  • Projects and plans for structures and buildings and for land development
  • (10) Solutions concerning only the outer appearance of manufactured goods and intended to satisfy aesthetic requirements
Power of Attorney A signed Power of Attorney is required to be submitted

Source: Wikipedia and EAPO