EAPO Annual Report 2018

Eurasian Patent Examination

In 2018 the Eurasian Patent Office received 3,488 Eurasian applications for the grant of Eurasian patents for inventions, up 5.6 per cent from 2017.

Eurasian Application Statistics

Overall, the Eurasian Patent Office has received 53,872 Eurasian applications since the year of the Eurasian Patent Organization’s establishment in 1996 through 2018.

See Diagram 1 for detailed numbers of the Eurasian applications filed in the last 6 years.

Diagram 1

Total Eurasian applications over the last 6 years

Total applications

Diagram 2 distributes the Eurasian applications subject to the specificities of the filing procedure.

Diagram 2

Eurasian applications subject to the specificities of the filing procedure

Total applications
Via IP Offices of EAPC Member States
РСТ Non-РСТ
Directly with EAPO

International applications accounted for the bulk of Eurasian applications in 2018 totalling 2,643 applications, or 75,8% per cent of all the applications filed.

The year 2018 saw 432 applications filed directly with the Eurasian Patent Office, which accounts for 12,4% per cent of overall Eurasian application filings during the year. 413 applications were filed in 2018 via national IP Offices of the Contracting States, or 11,8% per cent of the total amount of Eurasian applications filed.

Diagram 3 cascades the Eurasian applications by country of origin showing the largest number of Eurasian applications filed in 2018.

Diagram 3

Eurasian applications cascaded by country of origin showing the largest number of Eurasian applications made in 2018

Total applications

As in the preceding years, the United States of America proved the largest geographical source of Eurasian applications, 853 or 24,5% per cent of all the applications filed with the Eurasian Patent Office.

Applicants from the States party to the Eurasian Patent Convention filed 663 applications in 2018.

The largest number of Eurasian applications came from the Russian Federation, 407, the Republic of Belarus, 119, the Republic of Kazakhstan, 98, and the Republic of Azerbaijan,29.

Diagram 4 details the Eurasian applications filing dynamics under the aforementioned procedures for applicants from the States party to the Eurasian Patent Convention.

Diagram 4

Eurasian applications by innovators from states party to the Eurasian Patent Convention

Total applications

The distribution pattern for Eurasian applications by industry did not change significantly in 2018. Similar to the previous years, the bulk of applications were filed for inventions in the fields of organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals and medicines. Table 1 distributes the Eurasian applications filed in 2018 by subject matter.

The year 2018 saw 2,841 applications filed electronically, which makes 81% per cent of all the Eurasian applications filed in 2018.

Table 1

Distribution of Eurasian applications filed in 2018 by technical field

Classification Percentage of total number of applications filed
Biochemistry, sugar, skins (C12-C14) 4,60
Paper (D21, B31) 0,16
Hydraulic and pneumatic mechanisms 1,09
Mining (E21) 2,38
Engines and pumps (F01-F04) 1,48
Measurements and optics (G01-G03) 3,18
Paints and dyes, fuel, animal and vegetable oil (C09-C11) 2,67
Medications and pharmaceuticals (A61K) 19,38
Medicine and veterinary (A61-A63 except for A61K) 6,04
Metallurgy and electrolysis (C21-C23, C25) 2,19
Inorganic chemistry (C01-C05, C30) 3,21
Working and shaping (B21-B30, B32) 2,22
Wearing apparel, personal and domestic articles (A41-A47) 1,22
Organic chemistry (C07, A01N) 23,34
Organic macromolecular compounds (C08) 1,86
Weapons and ammunition (F41, F42, C06) 0,29
Lighting, heating and refrigeration (F21-F28) 2,06
Printing and decorative arts (B41-B44) 0,29
Foodstuffs and tobacco (A21-A24) 2,44
Agriculture (A01 except for A01N) 1,58
Educational appliances (G09-G12) 0,61
Building (E01-E06) 3,74
Textiles (D01-D07) 0,48
Horology, computing, signalling (G04-G08) 2,57
Transporting (B60-B68) 2,89
Physical and chemical processes (B01-B09) 3,92
Electricity (H01, H02, H05) 2,76
Electricity (H03, H04) 0,90
Nuclear physics (G21) 0,45
Total 100,00%

Eurasian patent grants

In 2018 the Eurasian Patent Register received 2,576 new entries. Altogether 31,846 Eurasian patents were registered during the period 1996 through 2018.

In the year under review 2,630 Eurasian patents were granted. The grand total for 1996 through 2018 reached 31,431 Eurasian patent grants.

Applicants from EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova were granted 439 Eurasian patents in 2018, marking 16.69 per cent of all the patent grants during the year.

Applicants from states not party to the EAPC had 2,191 Eurasian patent grants in 2018. The share of patents granted to applicants from non-EAPC Contracting States totalled 83.31 per cent of all the grants for 2018.

See Table 2 for the Eurasian patent grants of 2018 distributed by country of patent owners' place of residence.

Table 2

Eurasian patent grants for 2018 distributed by country of patent owners' place of residence

Country code Number of patents granted Same in per cent of total number
EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova
AM 2 0,08
AZ 28 1,06
BY 109 4,14
KG 4 0,15
KZ 41 1,56
MD 2 0,08
RU 249 9,47
TJ 4 0,15
Total for the EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova 439 16,69
Non-EAPC Member States
AE 3 0,11
AR 1 0,04
AT 38 1,44
AU 25 0,95
BE 63 2,40
BG 5 0,19
BM 2 0,08
BR 1 0,04
CA 32 1,22
CH 146 5,55
CN 63 2,40
CU 1 0,04
CY 1 0,04
CZ 20 0,76
DE 226 8,59
DK 56 2,13
EE 2 0,08
ES 15 0,57
FI 80 3,04
FR 163 6,20
GB 79 3,00
GE 1 0,04
GR 3 0,11
HK 2 0,08
HR 1 0,04
HU 16 0,61
IE 15 0,57
IL 21 0,80
IN 23 0,87
IT 92 3,50
JO 2 0,08
JP 89 3,38
KR 18 0,68
KY 2 0,08
LT 2 0,08
LU 18 0,68
LV 2 0,08
MT 2 0,08
MX 1 0,04
NL 152 5,78
NO 43 1,63
NZ 12 0,46
PL 15 0,57
RO 2 0,08
RS 1 0,04
SA 18 0,68
SC 1 0,04
SE 32 1,22
SG 1 0,04
SI 6 0,23
SK 1 0,04
SN 1 0,04
TR 15 0,57
TW 1 0,04
UA 7 0,27
US 543 20,65
UZ 1 0,04
VG 1 0,04
ZA 6 0,23
Total for the non-EAPC Member States 2191 83,31
Grand Total 2630 100

Representatives of 67 countries became Eurasian patent owners in 2018, including residents of 7 States party to the EAPC and the Republic of Moldova.

The largest number of Eurasian patent grants went, in 2018, to applicants from the United States of America, 543 patents (20.65 per cent); Russia, 249 patents (9.74 per cent); Germany, 226 patents (8.59 per cent); France, 163 patents (6.20 per cent); Netherlands, 152 patents (5.78 per cent); Switzerland, 146 patents (5.55 per cent); the Republic of Belarus, 109 patents (4.14 per cent); Italy, 92 patents (3.50 per cent); Japan, 89 patents (3.38 per cent); Finland, 80 patents (3.04 per cent).

The reporting period saw 2,115 Eurasian patents, or 80.42 per cent of the total number of Eurasian patent grants in 2018, granted on the basis of international applications that had entered the regional phase of the PCT procedure.

Table 3 distributes the Eurasian patent grants based on applications filed with the Eurasian Patent Office under the PCT procedure in 2018.

Table 3

2018 Eurasian patent grants based on international applications and distributed by owners' country of residence

Country code Number of patents granted Same in per cent of total number
BY 4 0,19
MD 1 0,05
RU 93 4,40
Total for the EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova 98 4,64
AE 3 0,14
AT 38 1,80
AU 23 1,09
BE 60 2,84
BG 5 0,24
BM 1 0,05
BR 1 0,05
CA 29 1,37
CH 131 6,19
CN 59 2,79
CU 1 0,05
CZ 19 0,90
DE 209 9,88
DK 53 2,51
EE 1 0,05
ES 15 0,71
FI 76 3,59
FR 150 7,09
GB 72 3,40
GE 1 0,05
GR 3 0,14
HK 2 0,09
HR 1 0,05
HU 16 0,76
IE 13 0,61
IL 19 0,90
IN 22 1,04
IT 87 4,11
JO 2 0,09
JP 83 3,92
KR 14 0,66
KY 2 0,09
LT 2 0,09
LU 17 0,80
LV 2 0,09
MT 2 0,09
MX 1 0,05
NL 140 6,62
NO 39 1,84
NZ 12 0,57
PL 14 0,66
RO 2 0,09
RS 1 0,05
SA 18 0,85
SC 1 0,05
SE 31 1,47
SG 1 0,05
SI 6 0,28
SK 1 0,05
SN 1 0,05
TR 14 0,66
TW 1 0,05
UA 3 0,14
US 490 23,17
UZ 1 0,05
ZA 6 0,28
Total for the non-EAPC Member States 2017 95,36
Grand Total 2115 100

Applicants from two EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova were granted 98 Eurasian patents in 2018, or 4.64 per cent of the total Eurasian patent grants based on international applications. The previous reporting year saw 4.58 per cent of the total Eurasian patent grants based on international applications. The largest amount of such patents, 93 (or 4.40 per cent), went to Russian Federation applicants.

At the same time, innovators from 56 states not party to the EAPC were granted 2,017 Eurasian patents, or 95.36 per cent of all the Eurasian patent grants based on international applications. The largest number of patents went to the holders from the United States of America, 490 Eurasian patents (23.17 per cent); Germany, 209 Eurasian patents (9.88 per cent); France, 150 Eurasian patents (7.09 per cent); Netherlands, 140 Eurasian patents (6.62 per cent) and Switzerland, 131 Eurasian patents (6.19 per cent).

As of 31 December 2018, a total of 381 Eurasian patents had been terminated in the territory of EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova due to the expiry of their twenty-year term under Article 11 of the Eurasian Patent Convention.

As of the same date, the Eurasian patents in force in the territory of the EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova totalled 15,851 patents.

The first annual fees were paid for maintaining 2,461 Eurasian patents in force in 2018.

See Table 4 for details of the first annual fees paid for the Eurasian patents in 2018.

Table 4

Details of the first annual fees paid in 2018 for maintaining Eurasian patents in force

First patent owner’s country-of-origin code Number of patents for which the annual maintenance fee was paid Same in per cent of total number of patents Number of designations of EAPC Contracting States and Republic of Moldova Same in per cent of all designations Average number of designations per patent Designations of EAPC Contracting States and Republic of Moldova
AM AZ BY KG KZ MD RU TJ TM
AM 2 0,08 9 0,10 4,50 1 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 0
AZ 15 0,61 42 0,46 2,80 3 7 4 3 4 0 15 3 3
BY 74 3,01 176 1,92 2,38 6 8 67 4 21 0 64 3 3
KG 1 0,04 4 0,04 4,00 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
KZ 18 0,73 77 0,84 4,28 5 6 13 10 17 0 17 4 5
RU 227 9,22 960 10,46 4,23 95 107 176 81 166 6 176 76 77
TJ 2 0,08 4 0,04 2,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
TM 1 0,04 2 0,02 2,00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 340 13,82 1 274 13,88 3,75 110 129 263 100 210 6 278 90 88
AE 1 0,04 9 0,10 9,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
AR 3 0,12 24 0,26 8,00 3 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 3
AT 39 1,58 118 1,29 3,03 7 9 17 7 23 2 39 7 7
AU 18 0,73 73 0,80 4,06 6 6 10 6 14 1 18 7 5
BE 66 2,68 199 2,17 3,02 15 17 26 15 25 3 66 15 17
BG 3 0,12 24 0,26 8,00 3 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 3
BM 2 0,08 10 0,11 5,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
BR 1 0,04 2 0,02 2,00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
CA 32 1,30 130 1,42 4,06 12 12 14 12 19 2 32 15 12
CH 144 5,85 411 4,48 2,85 30 28 50 31 67 5 144 27 29
CL 1 0,04 9 0,10 9,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
CN 47 1,91 235 2,56 5,00 21 27 27 25 33 4 47 28 23
CU 2 0,08 3 0,03 1,50 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0
CY 6 0,24 29 0,32 4,83 5 5 6 1 5 0 5 1 1
CZ 17 0,69 61 0,66 3,59 4 4 12 4 11 1 17 4 4
DE 241 9,79 727 7,92 3,02 53 47 125 42 121 14 240 38 47
DK 60 2,44 159 1,73 2,65 10 15 21 7 24 2 60 7 13
EE 1 0,04 1 0,01 1,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
ES 21 0,85 103 1,12 4,90 11 11 14 10 15 1 21 10 10
FI 83 3,37 195 2,13 2,35 9 8 23 7 51 2 83 6 6
FR 175 7,11 425 4,63 2,43 27 39 42 26 55 5 175 25 31
GB 85 3,45 366 3,99 4,31 34 50 37 32 55 9 83 31 35
GE 1 0,04 8 0,09 8,00 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
HK 1 0,04 8 0,09 8,00 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
HU 10 0,41 49 0,53 4,90 7 8 8 3 6 1 10 3 3
IE 16 0,65 73 0,80 4,56 8 8 8 8 9 1 15 8 8
IL 18 0,73 77 0,84 4,28 9 8 10 7 11 2 17 6 7
IN 20 0,81 117 1,28 5,85 13 13 15 15 15 2 20 12 12
IT 92 3,74 393 4,28 4,27 38 48 46 33 55 6 92 33 42
JO 1 0,04 8 0,09 8,00 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
JP 88 3,58 272 2,96 3,09 18 25 20 26 45 6 88 18 26
KR 11 0,45 41 0,45 3,73 3 4 5 4 8 0 11 3 3
KY 2 0,08 16 0,17 8,00 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2
LI 2 0,08 9 0,10 4,50 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 1
LU 15 0,61 61 0,66 4,07 5 6 7 6 12 0 15 5 5
LV 1 0,04 8 0,09 8,00 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
MT 2 0,08 12 0,13 6,00 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1
NL 156 6,34 356 3,88 2,28 17 25 44 17 44 7 155 17 30
NO 41 1,67 179 1,95 4,37 15 24 20 14 28 5 41 14 18
NZ 5 0,20 17 0,19 3,40 1 1 2 1 5 0 5 1 1
PH 1 0,04 5 0,05 5,00 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
PL 10 0,41 44 0,48 4,40 5 5 6 4 7 0 9 4 4
PT 1 0,04 1 0,01 1,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
RO 1 0,04 3 0,03 3,00 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
RS 1 0,04 4 0,04 4,00 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
SA 13 0,53 31 0,34 2,38 2 3 2 3 3 0 13 3 2
SE 34 1,38 95 1,04 2,79 5 5 18 5 18 1 33 5 5
SG 4 0,16 6 0,07 1,50 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0
SI 4 0,16 21 0,23 5,25 2 2 3 2 3 1 4 2 2
SK 1 0,04 5 0,05 5,00 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
SN 1 0,04 8 0,09 8,00 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
TR 13 0,53 74 0,81 5,69 8 11 8 8 9 2 12 8 8
UA 7 0,28 31 0,34 4,43 2 4 5 2 7 0 7 2 2
US 493 20,03 2 519 27,45 5,11 274 279 278 263 318 85 493 262 267
UZ 2 0,08 16 0,17 8,00 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2
ZA 5 0,20 22 0,24 4,40 2 2 4 2 3 0 5 2 2
Total 2121 86,18 7902 86,12 3,73 700 783 958 669 1151 174 2111 649 707
Grand Total 2461 100,00 9176 100,00 3,73 810 912 1221 769 1361 180 2389 739 795

Table 4 shows 3.73 as the average number of designations of the EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova at the stage of the first payment of annual fees for maintaining the Eurasian patent in force.

The recurrence of designations of the EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova in relation to the total patents for which the annual maintenance fee was paid for the first time in 2018, is as follows: Russia, 97.07 per cent; Kazakhstan, 55.30 per cent; Belarus, 49.61 per cent; Azerbaijan, 37.06 per cent; Armenia, 32.91 per cent; Turkmenistan, 32.30 per cent; Kyrgyzstan, 31.25 per cent; Tajikistan, 30.03 per cent and Moldova, 7.31 per cent.

Subsequent annual fees were paid in 2018 for maintaining 10,558 Eurasian patents in force.

Table 5 summarises the details of Eurasian patents for which subsequent annual maintenance fees were paid in 2018.

Table 5

Details of Eurasian patents for which subsequent maintenance fees were paid in 2018

First patent owner’s country-of-origin code Number of patents for which the annual maintenance fee was paid Same in per cent of total number of patents Number of designations of EAPC Contracting States and Republic of Moldova Same in per cent of all designations Average number of designations per patent Designations of EAPC Contracting States and Republic of Moldova
AM AZ BY KG KZ MD RU TJ TM
AM 3 0,03 7 0,02 2,33 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 1 0
AZ 17 0,16 32 0,09 1,88 1 12 1 1 1 0 14 1 1
BY 202 1,91 565 1,55 2,80 22 32 187 20 82 7 190 13 12
KG 1 0,01 2 0,01 2,00 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
KZ 77 0,73 252 0,69 3,27 12 16 29 24 65 7 72 12 15
MD 6 0,06 27 0,07 4,50 2 3 5 2 5 0 6 2 2
RU 783 7,42 2 992 8,23 3,82 251 324 549 196 546 92 662 194 178
TJ 3 0,03 12 0,03 4,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 1
TM 2 0,02 2 0,01 1,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Total 1094 10,36 3891 10,71 3,56 289 388 773 245 702 107 953 225 209
AE 11 0,10 58 0,16 5,27 4 7 8 4 10 4 10 5 6
AN 2 0,02 10 0,03 5,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
AR 3 0,03 20 0,06 6,67 3 3 3 2 2 0 3 2 2
AT 179 1,70 559 1,54 3,12 31 52 88 33 95 26 174 31 29
AU 109 1,03 417 1,15 3,83 28 27 50 31 81 21 106 45 28
BB 1 0,01 9 0,02 9,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
BE 401 3,80 1 407 3,87 3,51 114 125 163 107 172 109 398 106 113
BG 6 0,06 37 0,10 6,17 4 4 4 4 4 3 6 4 4
BH 1 0,01 2 0,01 2,00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
BM 8 0,08 55 0,15 6,88 7 6 6 6 7 6 8 3 6
BR 8 0,08 8 0,02 1,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
BS 2 0,02 6 0,02 3,00 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1
CA 101 0,96 406 1,12 4,02 35 40 45 33 68 24 95 33 33
CH 648 6,14 2 047 5,63 3,16 141 143 243 156 312 134 640 134 144
CL 8 0,08 19 0,05 2,38 2 2 0 0 5 2 8 0 0
CN 151 1,43 603 1,66 3,99 41 53 84 52 97 31 150 42 53
CU 10 0,09 14 0,04 1,40 0 0 1 1 1 0 10 1 0
CY 22 0,21 133 0,37 6,05 16 18 18 10 19 8 22 10 12
CZ 52 0,49 143 0,39 2,75 10 10 23 6 29 3 52 4 6
DE 1 286 12,18 3 301 9,08 2,57 154 192 578 145 493 159 1272 146 162
DK 277 2,62 747 2,06 2,70 45 60 107 43 77 42 275 44 54
EE 14 0,13 29 0,08 2,07 0 1 9 0 5 0 14 0 0
EG 1 0,01 1 0,00 1,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
ES 61 0,58 226 0,62 3,70 18 21 28 17 30 17 60 17 18
FI 429 4,06 790 2,17 1,84 13 30 72 16 192 11 425 15 16
FR 668 6,33 2 095 5,77 3,14 167 207 207 142 260 139 661 142 170
GB 430 4,07 1 573 4,33 3,66 123 176 170 114 228 94 423 117 128
GR 7 0,07 19 0,05 2,71 2 2 2 1 2 1 7 1 1
HK 4 0,04 20 0,06 5,00 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 2
HR 6 0,06 20 0,06 3,33 2 3 3 1 3 0 6 1 1
HU 70 0,66 448 1,23 6,40 46 51 52 45 52 44 70 44 44
IE 82 0,78 351 0,97 4,28 31 31 38 30 54 24 82 30 31
IL 61 0,58 270 0,74 4,43 26 32 34 25 35 20 58 20 20
IN 81 0,77 481 1,32 5,94 47 51 52 51 59 44 80 49 48
IS 5 0,05 8 0,02 1,60 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 0 0
IT 385 3,65 1 814 4,99 4,71 148 188 233 146 255 150 380 142 172
JP 448 4,24 1 160 3,19 2,59 63 105 89 66 178 56 444 62 97
KN 1 0,01 1 0,00 1,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
KR 48 0,45 205 0,56 4,27 17 20 22 21 34 13 47 15 16
KW 1 0,01 9 0,02 9,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
KY 4 0,04 12 0,03 3,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1
LI 4 0,04 14 0,04 3,50 1 1 3 1 1 1 4 1 1
LT 2 0,02 4 0,01 2,00 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0
LU 76 0,72 383 1,05 5,04 37 35 40 34 60 33 76 33 35
LV 23 0,22 148 0,41 6,43 15 17 20 14 19 12 23 14 14
MA 4 0,04 12 0,03 3,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1
MC 1 0,01 1 0,00 1,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
MT 2 0,02 9 0,02 4,50 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 1
MU 1 0,01 9 0,02 9,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
MX 9 0,09 54 0,15 6,00 5 6 5 5 9 5 9 5 5
MY 4 0,04 6 0,02 1,50 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0
NL 670 6,35 1 484 4,08 2,21 53 136 180 47 214 39 659 47 109
NO 237 2,24 830 2,28 3,50 50 145 57 45 152 39 235 50 57
NZ 21 0,20 66 0,18 3,14 4 6 4 4 16 1 21 4 6
PE 1 0,01 9 0,02 9,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
PL 29 0,27 166 0,46 5,72 17 19 25 14 23 11 26 16 15
PR 1 0,01 9 0,02 9,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
PT 4 0,04 12 0,03 3,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1
RO 3 0,03 8 0,02 2,67 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 1
RS 6 0,06 9 0,02 1,50 0 1 1 1 0 0 6 0 0
SA 37 0,35 73 0,20 1,97 0 9 0 9 10 0 36 9 0
SC 1 0,01 2 0,01 2,00 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
SE 166 1,57 491 1,35 2,96 32 35 78 28 71 26 162 29 30
SG 13 0,12 54 0,15 4,15 5 5 7 5 5 4 13 5 5
SI 41 0,39 91 0,25 2,22 6 5 10 3 14 4 41 4 4
SK 3 0,03 21 0,06 7,00 2 3 3 2 3 1 3 2 2
TH 1 0,01 3 0,01 3,00 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
TR 48 0,45 222 0,61 4,63 21 26 22 21 24 17 48 21 22
TW 13 0,12 101 0,28 7,77 11 11 11 11 11 11 13 11 11
UA 35 0,33 154 0,42 4,40 14 15 30 10 28 10 29 9 9
US 1 876 17,77 8 323 22,90 4,44 773 889 884 728 1054 655 1831 731 778
UZ 2 0,02 2 0,01 1,00 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
VG 14 0,13 67 0,18 4,79 5 8 7 5 10 5 14 5 8
YU 3 0,03 4 0,01 1,33 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
ZA 21 0,20 73 0,20 3,48 6 6 6 6 12 5 21 6 5
Total 9464 89,64 32447 89,29 3,43 2409 3052 3843 2313 4616 2076 9314 2280 2544
Grand Total 10558 100,00 36338 100,00 3,44 2698 3440 4616 2558 5318 2183 10267 2505 2753

Table 5 shows 3.44 as the average number of designations of the EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova for the payment of subsequent annual fees for maintaining the Eurasian patents in force. The recurrence of designations of the EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova in relation to the total patents for which the annual maintenance fee was paid in 2018 was as follows: Russia, 97.24 per cent; Kazakhstan, 50.37 per cent; Belarus, 43.72 per cent; Azerbaijan, 32.58 per cent; Turkmenistan, 26.08 per cent; Armenia, 25.55 per cent; Kyrgyzstan, 24.23 per cent; Tajikistan, 23.73 per cent and Moldova, 20.68 per cent.

Russia – 97,24% Azerbaijan – 32,58% Kyrgyzstan – 24,23%
Kazakhstan – 50,37% Turkmenistan – 26,08% Tajikistan – 23,73%
Belarus – 43,72% Armenia – 25,55% Moldova – 20,68%

The year 2018 saw 120 Eurasian patents restored after termination for non-payment in due time of the annual fee for keeping the patents in force.

In conformity with national laws of the EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova which provide for additional legal protection for products requiring special permission for application, the validity of 36 Eurasian patents was extended during the period under review, at the request by relevant patent holders, in the territory of the Republic of Armenia (3 patents), the Republic of Azerbaijan (1 patent), the Republic of Belarus (3 patents), the Republic of Kazakhstan (14 patents), the Russian Federation (13 patents) and the Republic of Moldova (2 patents).

In 2018 the national patent offices of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Moldova contributed information to the Eurasian Patent Office on the registered licence contracts based on Eurasian patents. Relevant information about 46 registered licence contracts based on 53 Eurasian patents was published in the EAPO Gazette.