EAPO Annual Report 2019

EURASIAN PATENT EXAMINATION

The Eurasian Patent Office received 3,482 Eurasian applications in 2019, which is almost identical to the number of applications filed in 2018.

Eurasian Application Statistics

Since the year of the Eurasian Patent Organization’s establishment in 1996, through 2019 inclusive, overall 57,354 Eurasian applications were filed.

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

Diagram 1

Progress in the Eurasian applications filed in the last 6 years.

Diagram 2 breaks down the Eurasian applications subject to the filing procedure.

Diagram 2

Eurasian applications subject to the specificities of the filing procedure

TOTAL APPLICATIONS

International applications accounted for the bulk of Eurasian applications in 2019 totalling to 2,581 applications, or 74.1 per cent of all the applications filed.

The year 2019 saw 464 applications filed directly with the Eurasian Patent Office, which accounts for 13.3 per cent of overall Eurasian application filings during the year. National IP offices of the Eurasian Patent Convention (EAPC) Contracting States channeled 437 applications in 2019, or 12.6 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 2019.

Diagram 3

Eurasian applications cascaded by country of origin showing the largest number of Eurasian applications made in 2019.

TOTAL APPLICATIONS

Similarly to the preceding years, the United States of America proved the largest geographical source of Eurasian applications, 913 or 26.2 per cent of all the applications filed with the Eurasian Patent Office.

Applicants from the EAPC Contracting States filed 724 applications in 2019. The largest number of Eurasian applications, which amounts to 427, came from the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus accounts for 111 applications, the Republic of Kazakhstan – for 107 applications and the Republic of Azerbaijan – for 53 applications.

Diagram 4 details the Eurasian application filing progress under the aforementioned procedures for applicants from the Contracting States to the Eurasian Patent Convention.

Diagram 4

Eurasian application filings from states party to the Eurasian Patent Convention

TOTAL APPLICATIONS

The distribution pattern for Eurasian applications by industry did not change significantly in 2019. Similar to the previous years, the bulk of applications were filed for inventions in the fields of organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals and medicines. Table 1 breaks down the Eurasian applications filed in 2019 by subject matter.

The year 2019 saw 2,885 applications filed electronically, which makes 83 per cent of all the Eurasian applications filed in 2019.

Table 1

Distribution of Eurasian applications filed in 2019 by technical field

Classification Percentage of total number of applications filed, %
Biochemistry, sugar, skins (C12-C14)) 4,91
Paper (D21, B31) 0,16
Hydraulic and pneumatic mechanisms (F15-F17) 1,56
Mining (E21) 1,91
Engines and pumps (F01-F04) 1,31
Measurements and optics (G01-G03) 3,48
Paints and dyes, fuel, animal and vegetable oil (C09-C11) 2,07
Medications and pharmaceuticals (A61K) 19,41
Medicine and veterinary (A61-A63 except for A61K) 6,49
Metallurgy and electrolysis (C21-C23, C25) 1,98
Inorganic chemistry (C01-C05, C30) 2,94
Working and shaping (B21-B30, B32) 2,55
Wearing apparel, personal and domestic articles (A41-A47)) 0,96
Organic chemistry (C07, A01N) 23,37
Organic macromolecular compounds (C08) 2,14
Weapons and ammunition (F41, F42, C06) 0,35
Lighting, heating and refrigeration (F21-F28)) 1,82
Printing and decorative arts (B41-B44) 0,35
Foodstuffs and tobacco (A21-A24) 3,67
Agriculture (A01 except for A01N) 1,63
Educational appliances (G09-G12) 0,16
Building (E01-E06) 3,80
Textiles (D01-D07) 0,35
Horology, computing, signalling (G04-G08) 2,78
Transporting (B60-B68) 3,51
Physical and chemical processes (B01-B09) 3,32
Electricity (H01, H02, H05) 1,95
Electronic circuity and electric communication (H03, H04) 0,61
Nuclear physics (G21) 0,57
Total 100,00%

Eurasian Patent Grants

In the reporting year the Eurasian Patent Register saw 2,307 new entries. The total number of EAPO grants for the period 1996 through 2019 makes 34,153 Eurasian patents.

In the year under review 2,697 Eurasian patents were granted, which exceeds the respective results of 2018 by 2.55 per cent. The grand total for 1996 through 2019 reached 34,128 Eurasian patent grants.

Applicants from EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova were granted 477 Eurasian patents in 2019, marking 17.69 per cent of all the patent grants during the year.

Applicants from States not party to the EAPC had 2,220 Eurasian patent grants in 2019. The share of patents granted to applicants from States not party to the EAPC reached 82.31 per cent of all the grants for 2019.

See Table 2 for the breakdown of the Eurasian patent grants in 2019 by country of patent owners’ place of residence.

Table 2

Breakdown of the Eurasian Patent Grants in 2019 by Country of Patent Owners’ Place of Residence

Country code Number of patents granted Percentage of the total number of patents granted
EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova
AM 2 0,07
AZ 33 1,22
BY 130 4,82
KG 5 0,19
KZ 43 1,59
MD 1 0,04
RU 260 9,64
TJ 2 0,07
TM 1 0,04
Total for the EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova 477 17,69
States not party to the EAPC
AE 2 0,07
AR 1 0,04
AT 56 2,08
AU 32 1,19
BB 1 0,04
BE 66 2,45
BG 1 0,04
BM 1 0,04
CA 31 1,15
CH 150 5,56
CL 3 0,11
CN 88 3,26
CU 1 0,04
CW 1 0,04
CY 1 0,04
CZ 14 0,52
DE 246 9,12
DK 54 2,00
EE 6 0,22
ES 14 0,52
FI 54 2,00
FO 1 0,04
FR 118 4,38
GB 92 3,41
GR 7 0,26
HR 3 0,11
HU 9 0,33
IE 11 0,41
IL 19 0,70
IN 14 0,52
IT 108 4,00
JP 100 3,71
KR 17 0,63
KY 1 0,04
LU 21 0,78
LV 1 0,04
MC 2 0,07
MT 2 0,07
MY 2 0,07
NL 177 6,56
NO 30 1,11
NZ 6 0,22
PL 9 0,33
RO 1 0,04
RS 1 0,04
SA 24 0,89
SE 44 1,63
SG 3 0,11
SI 3 0,11
SK 5 0,19
TH 1 0,04
TR 15 0,56
UA 8 0,30
US 533 19,76
UZ 2 0,07
VG 2 0,07
ZA 5 0,19
Total for the States not party to the EAPC 2220 82,31
Grand Total 2697 100

Representatives of 66 countries became Eurasian patent owners in 2019, including residents of 8 Contracting States to the EAPC and the Republic of Moldova.

The largest number of Eurasian patent grants in 2019 went to the applicants from the United States of America, 533 Eurasian patents (19.76 per cent); Russian Federation, 260 Eurasian patents (9.12 per cent); Germany, 246 Eurasian patents (9.12 per cent); Netherlands, 177 Eurasian patents (6.56 per cent); Switzerland, 150 Eurasian patents (5.56 per cent); the Republic of Belarus, 130 Eurasian patents (4.82 per cent); France, 118 Eurasian patents (4.38 per cent); Italy, 108 Eurasian patents (4.00 per cent); Japan, 100 Eurasian patents (3.71 per cent); Great Britain, 92 Eurasian patents (3.41 per cent); Peoples’ Republic of China, 88 Eurasian patents (3.26 per cent).

The reporting period saw 2,152 Eurasian patents, or 79.80 per cent of the total number of Eurasian patent grants in 2019, granted on the basis of international applications that had entered the regional phase of the PCT procedure.

Table 3 breaks down the Eurasian patent grants based on applications filed with the Eurasian Patent Office under the PCT procedure in 2019.

Table 3

2019 Eurasian Patent Grants Based on International Applications and Distributed by Owners’ Country of Residence

Country code Number of patents granted Percentage of the total number of patents granted
BY 5 0,23
KZ 1 0,05
MD 1 0,05
RU 104 4,83
Total for the EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova 111 5,16
AE 2 0,09
AT 54 2,51
AU 31 1,44
BB 1 0,05
BE 65 3,02
BG 1 0,05
CA 25 1,16
CH 142 6,60
CL 3 0,14
CN 85 3,95
CU 1 0,05
CW 1 0,05
CY 1 0,05
CZ 11 0,51
DE 226 10,50
DK 52 2,42
EE 3 0,14
ES 14 0,65
FI 53 2,46
FO 1 0,05
FR 110 5,11
GB 86 4,00
GR 7 0,33
HR 3 0,14
HU 9 0,42
IE 10 0,46
IL 13 0,60
IN 14 0,65
IT 104 4,83
JP 95 4,41
KR 17 0,79
KY 1 0,05
LU 21 0,98
LV 1 0,05
MC 2 0,09
MT 2 0,09
MY 2 0,09
NL 170 7,90
NO 24 1,12
NZ 6 0,28
PL 7 0,33
RO 1 0,05
RS 1 0,05
SA 24 1,12
SE 39 1,81
SG 3 0,14
SI 3 0,14
SK 4 0,19
TH 1 0,05
TR 13 0,60
UA 6 0,28
US 464 21,56
UZ 2 0,09
VG 1 0,05
ZA 3 0,14
Total for the States not party to the EAPC 2041 94,84
Grand Total 2152 100

Applicants from three EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova were granted 111 Eurasian patents in 2019, or 5.16 per cent of the total Eurasian patent grants based on international applications. The previous reporting year saw 4.64 per cent of the total Eurasian patent grants based on international applications. The largest amount of such patents, 104 (or 4.83 per cent), went to Russian Federation applicants.

At the same time, innovators from 55 States not party to the EAPC were granted 2,041 Eurasian patents or 94.84 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, 464 Eurasian patents (21.56 per cent); Germany, 226 Eurasian patents (10.50 per cent); Netherlands, 170 Eurasian patents (7.90 per cent); Switzerland, 142 Eurasian patents (6.60 per cent); France, 110 Eurasian patents (5.11 per cent).

As of December 31, 2019 a total of 512 Eurasian patents had been terminated in the territory of EAPC Contracting States and the Republic of Moldova due to the expiry of 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 reached 16,686 patents.

The first annual fees for maintaining 2,199 Eurasian patents in force were paid in 2019.

See Table 4 for details of the first annual fees paid for the Eurasian patents in 2019.

Table 4

Details of the First Annual Fees Paid in 2019 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 Percentage of total number of patents Number of designations of EAPC Contracting States and Republic of Moldova Percentage 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 0,09 12 0,14 6,00 2 1 2 1 2 0 2 1 1
AZ 9 0,41 13 0,16 1,44 0 6 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
BY 87 3,96 253 3,05 2,91 13 18 77 15 38 0 75 10 7
KG 2 0,09 4 0,05 2,00 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
KZ 19 0,86 73 0,88 3,84 6 7 9 6 17 0 18 6 4
MD 3 0,14 16 0,19 5,33 1 3 3 1 2 1 3 1 1
RU 175 7,96 733 8,83 4,19 74 84 131 60 135 1 137 55 56
Total 297 13,51 1 104 13,30 3,72 96 119 223 85 194 2 243 73 69
AE 3 0,14 10 0,12 3,33 1 1 1 1 1 0 3 1 1
AR 1 0,05 1 0,01 1,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
AT 38 1,73 110 1,33 2,89 8 9 19 6 19 0 38 5 6
AU 29 1,32 140 1,69 4,83 15 13 21 13 22 3 28 14 11
BB 1 0,05 8 0,10 8,00 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
BE 61 2,77 166 2,00 2,72 12 12 28 10 22 0 61 10 11
BG 3 0,14 13 0,16 4,33 1 2 2 1 2 0 3 1 1
CA 26 1,18 128 1,54 4,92 13 13 16 13 19 1 26 14 13
CH 134 6,09 464 5,59 3,46 37 36 64 36 78 5 134 35 39
CN 61 2,77 176 2,12 2,89 12 13 26 12 26 0 59 16 12
CU 1 0,05 1 0,01 1,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
CZ 17 0,77 73 0,88 4,29 7 8 12 5 12 0 16 7 6
DE 205 9,32 632 7,62 3,08 47 46 104 37 108 8 204 38 40
DK 48 2,18 143 1,72 2,98 7 16 21 7 20 1 48 7 16
EE 5 0,23 27 0,33 5,40 3 3 4 3 3 0 5 3 3
ES 11 0,50 47 0,57 4,27 5 5 7 4 6 1 11 4 4
FI 56 2,55 140 1,69 2,50 8 6 11 6 44 1 56 4 4
FR 105 4,77 315 3,80 3,00 24 34 30 24 44 1 104 23 31
GB 67 3,05 290 3,49 4,33 28 37 34 26 41 3 67 25 29
GR 6 0,27 30 0,36 5,00 4 4 4 2 4 1 6 2 3
HR 3 0,14 16 0,19 5,33 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 1 1
HU 11 0,50 72 0,87 6,55 8 10 9 7 11 2 11 7 7
IE 8 0,36 44 0,53 5,50 5 5 5 5 6 0 8 5 5
IL 16 0,73 93 1,12 5,81 8 13 10 7 15 4 16 9 11
IN 16 0,73 90 1,08 5,63 10 10 11 11 12 0 16 10 10
IT 96 4,37 429 5,17 4,47 44 56 53 39 61 1 95 38 42
JO 1 0,05 8 0,10 8,00 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
JP 82 3,73 228 2,75 2,78 16 23 19 16 35 1 79 16 23
KR 22 1,00 107 1,29 4,86 11 11 12 11 17 1 22 11 11
KY 1 0,05 8 0,10 8,00 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
LT 2 0,09 11 0,13 5,50 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1
LU 19 0,86 72 0,87 3,79 6 6 7 5 16 0 19 6 7
LV 1 0,05 8 0,10 8,00 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
MC 2 0,09 2 0,02 1,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
MX 1 0,05 2 0,02 2,00 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
NL 161 7,32 385 4,64 2,39 20 43 38 21 42 4 157 20 40
NO 26 1,18 110 1,33 4,23 7 19 13 7 21 0 26 8 9
NZ 10 0,45 36 0,43 3,60 2 3 3 3 9 0 10 3 3
PL 10 0,45 42 0,51 4,20 4 4 8 3 7 0 10 3 3
RO 1 0,05 8 0,10 8,00 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
SA 27 1,23 82 0,99 3,04 9 9 7 7 9 0 27 7 7
SE 36 1,64 76 0,92 2,11 2 3 13 2 16 0 36 2 2
SG 2 0,09 10 0,12 5,00 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 1
SI 5 0,23 13 0,16 2,60 1 1 2 1 1 0 5 1 1
SK 2 0,09 10 0,12 5,00 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 1
TR 9 0,41 59 0,71 6,56 7 8 7 7 8 0 8 7 7
TW 1 0,05 8 0,10 8,00 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
UA 6 0,27 36 0,43 6,00 4 5 5 4 5 0 6 4 3
US 441 20,05 2 173 26,19 4,93 241 242 240 225 287 40 441 224 233
UZ 2 0,09 16 0,19 8,00 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2
ZA 4 0,18 26 0,31 6,50 3 3 4 3 3 0 4 3 3
Total 1 902 86,49 7 194 86,70 3,78 653 745 884 603 1068 80 1887 605 669
Grand Total 2 199 100,00 8 298 100,00 3,77 749 864 1107 688 1262 82 2130 678 738

Table 4 shows 3.77 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 maintenance 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 for the first time in 2019, is as follows: Russian Federation – 96,86%, Kazakhstan – 57,39%, Belarus – 50,34%, Azerbaijan – 39,29%, Armenia – 34,06%, Turkmenistan – 33,56%, Kyrgyzstan – 31,29%, Tajikistan – 30,83%, Moldova – 3,73%.

In 2019, EAPO also received subsequent annual fees for maintaining 11,728 Eurasian patents in force.

Table 5 provides the details of Eurasian patents maintained in force via the payment of the said subsequent annual maintenance fees in 2019.

Table 5

Details of Eurasian Patents for Which Subsequent Annual Maintenance Fees Were Paid in 2019

First patent owner’s country-of-origin code Number of patents for which the annual maintenance fee was paid Percentage of total number of patents Number of designations of EAPC Contracting States and Republic of Moldova Percentage 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 10 0,03 3,33 1 1 2 1 1 0 3 1 0
AZ 23 0,20 51 0,13 2,22 1 17 2 2 3 0 22 2 2
BY 248 2,11 660 1,67 2,66 28 40 225 20 93 7 223 12 12
KG 5 0,04 15 0,04 3,00 0 0 3 3 4 0 5 0 0
KZ 83 0,71 283 0,71 3,41 14 19 39 31 71 5 74 14 16
MD 5 0,04 26 0,07 5,20 2 4 4 2 4 1 5 2 2
RU 908 7,74 3 527 8,90 3,88 303 378 638 254 647 87 751 243 226
TJ 4 0,03 14 0,04 3,50 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 3 1
Total 1 279 10,91 4 586 11,57 3,59 350 460 914 314 824 101 1087 277 259
AE 11 0,09 62 0,16 5,64 5 8 7 5 9 5 10 6 7
AN 2 0,02 10 0,03 5,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
AR 6 0,05 44 0,11 7,33 6 6 6 5 5 0 6 5 5
AT 212 1,81 630 1,59 2,97 33 58 97 34 109 26 208 34 31
AU 116 0,99 421 1,06 3,63 29 25 52 30 83 18 115 44 25
BB 1 0,01 1 0,00 1,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
BE 430 3,67 1 470 3,71 3,42 115 124 180 114 177 99 426 114 121
BG 8 0,07 49 0,12 6,13 5 6 6 5 6 3 8 5 5
BM 9 0,08 56 0,14 6,22 7 6 6 6 7 6 9 3 6
BR 6 0,05 7 0,02 1,17 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
BS 2 0,02 10 0,03 5,00 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 2
CA 123 1,05 521 1,31 4,24 47 52 57 45 85 26 118 46 45
CH 707 6,03 2 158 5,45 3,05 153 153 266 152 312 123 705 142 152
CL 9 0,08 26 0,07 2,89 3 1 1 3 6 1 9 1 1
CN 188 1,60 787 1,99 4,19 57 75 105 74 115 34 185 67 75
CU 10 0,09 14 0,04 1,40 0 0 2 1 1 0 10 0 0
CY 19 0,16 94 0,24 4,95 10 12 11 8 12 4 18 8 11
CZ 65 0,55 197 0,50 3,03 14 14 34 10 39 3 65 8 10
DE 1 381 11,78 3 520 8,88 2,55 171 200 633 155 527 139 1371 151 173
DK 288 2,46 774 1,95 2,69 47 63 104 45 88 39 287 45 56
EE 19 0,16 45 0,11 2,37 1 2 12 1 7 1 19 1 1
ES 77 0,66 309 0,78 4,01 27 31 39 25 41 18 76 25 27
FI 479 4,08 892 2,25 1,86 17 29 83 17 230 11 474 15 16
FR 740 6,31 2 080 5,25 2,81 154 202 196 132 260 115 732 130 159
GB 450 3,84 1 582 3,99 3,52 124 189 163 113 233 77 444 113 126
GE 1 0,01 8 0,02 8,00 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
GR 6 0,05 15 0,04 2,50 2 1 1 1 1 1 6 1 1
HK 5 0,04 28 0,07 5,60 3 3 3 3 3 2 5 3 3
HR 6 0,05 20 0,05 3,33 2 3 3 1 3 0 6 1 1
HU 68 0,58 418 1,05 6,15 45 49 49 41 49 37 68 40 40
IE 89 0,76 381 0,96 4,28 34 35 42 34 58 21 89 34 34
IL 62 0,53 233 0,59 3,76 22 28 31 19 30 13 60 15 15
IN 87 0,74 535 1,35 6,15 55 57 60 60 66 43 85 55 54
IS 5 0,04 8 0,02 1,60 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 0 0
IT 458 3,91 2 015 5,08 4,40 170 215 253 157 288 137 453 152 190
JO 1 0,01 8 0,02 8,00 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
JP 497 4,24 1 324 3,34 2,66 71 121 101 81 202 57 490 76 125
KN 1 0,01 1 0,00 1,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
KR 59 0,50 244 0,62 4,14 20 23 26 24 44 12 58 18 19
KW 1 0,01 9 0,02 9,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
KY 5 0,04 20 0,05 4,00 2 2 2 2 2 1 5 2 2
LI 6 0,05 23 0,06 3,83 2 2 4 2 3 1 5 2 2
LT 2 0,02 4 0,01 2,00 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0
LU 79 0,67 356 0,90 4,51 32 32 36 30 60 26 79 30 31
LV 24 0,20 156 0,39 6,50 16 18 21 15 20 12 24 15 15
MA 4 0,03 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 11 0,03 5,50 1 2 1 1 2 0 2 1 1
MU 1 0,01 9 0,02 9,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
MX 5 0,04 24 0,06 4,80 2 2 2 2 5 2 5 2 2
MY 4 0,03 6 0,02 1,50 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0
NL 757 6,45 1 739 4,39 2,30 71 151 208 65 243 48 750 65 138
NO 271 2,31 972 2,45 3,59 61 158 78 58 171 41 271 63 71
NZ 19 0,16 63 0,16 3,32 4 6 4 4 15 1 19 4 6
PH 1 0,01 5 0,01 5,00 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
PL 39 0,33 193 0,49 4,95 19 21 32 14 33 7 36 16 15
PR 1 0,01 9 0,02 9,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
PT 4 0,03 12 0,03 3,00 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1
RO 2 0,02 7 0,02 3,50 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 1
RS 7 0,06 13 0,03 1,86 0 2 2 1 1 0 7 0 0
SA 38 0,32 60 0,15 1,58 2 4 2 4 4 0 38 4 2
SE 185 1,58 486 1,23 2,63 28 30 75 25 73 21 182 26 26
SG 12 0,10 48 0,12 4,00 4 4 7 4 6 3 12 4 4
SI 39 0,33 88 0,22 2,26 5 5 11 4 13 3 39 4 4
SK 4 0,03 21 0,05 5,25 2 4 4 1 4 0 4 1 1
SN 1 0,01 8 0,02 8,00 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
TH 1 0,01 3 0,01 3,00 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
TR 38 0,32 205 0,52 5,39 22 24 23 19 23 12 38 22 22
TW 12 0,10 92 0,23 7,67 10 10 10 10 10 10 12 10 10
UA 41 0,35 187 0,47 4,56 16 20 35 12 35 10 37 11 11
US 2 104 17,94 9 056 22,85 4,30 854 969 959 804 1153 597 2060 806 854
UZ 4 0,03 18 0,05 4,50 2 2 2 2 3 0 3 2 2
VG 11 0,09 51 0,13 4,64 4 6 4 4 8 4 11 4 6
YU 2 0,02 3 0,01 1,50 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
ZA 19 0,16 79 0,20 4,16 7 7 9 7 14 4 17 7 7
Total 10449 89,09 35046 88,43 3,35 2625 3285 4178 2501 5015 1881 10314 2469 2778
Grand Total 11728 100,00 39632 100,00 3,38 2975 3745 5092 2815 5839 1982 11401 2746 3037

Table 5 shows 3.38 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 2019 was as follows:

Russian Federation – 97,21% Kazakhstan – 31,93% Belarus – 24,00%
Azerbaijan – 49,79% Turkmenistan – 25,90% Armenia – 23,41%
Kyrgyzstan – 43,42% Tajikistan – 25,37% Moldova – 16,90%

The year 2019 saw 129 Eurasian patents restored after lapse for non-payment in due time of the annual maintenance fee.

In conformity with national laws of those EAPC Contracting States, as well as the Republic of Moldova, which provide for additional legal protection for products requiring special permission for application, the validity of 35 Eurasian patents was extended during the period under review, at the request of the patent holders: in the territory of the Republic of Armenia (5 patents), the Republic of Belarus (6 patents), the Republic of Kazakhstan (9 patents), the Russian Federation (13 patents) and the Republic of Moldova (2 patents).

In 2019, the national IP offices of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation contributed information to the Eurasian Patent Office on the registered license agreements based on Eurasian patents. Relevant information about 29 registered license agreements based on 58 Eurasian patents was published in the EAPO Gazette.