Extensive cooperation with patent attorneys from the EAPO member states and the development of the institution of Eurasian patent attorneys are important and significant areas of EAPO activity.
In 2021, following 34 qualification exams, 20 patent attorneys from the Russian Federation (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Tagil, Saratov), the Republic of Kazakhstan (Almaty, Zhanaturmys), and the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) were certified and registered as Eurasian patent attorneys specializing in inventions.
In the reporting year, 61 patent attorneys specializing in industrial designs were certified and registered: 56 from the Russian Federation (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Saratov) and 5 from the Republic of Kazakhstan (Almaty).
Qualification exams in 2021 were conducted remotely due to the spread of COVID-19.
Specialists from all EAPC Contracting States are represented among active Eurasian patent attorneys (527 attorneys).
The table below presents the distribution of Eurasian patent attorneys by country and specialization.
|State||Specializing in inventions||Specializing in
|Specializing in both inventions and industrial designs|
|Republic of Armenia||3||0||0|
|Republic of Azerbaijan||5||0||0|
|Republic of Belarus||30||0||0|
|Republic of Kazakhstan||23||5||4|
|Republic of Tajikistan||3||0||0|
Registers of Eurasian patent attorneys specializing in inventions and industrial designs are posted in the “Patent Attorneys” section of the EAPO web portal (www.eapo.org), as is the text of the Statute on Eurasian Patent Attorneys defining the evaluation procedure for candidate Eurasian patent attorneys, together with the contents of the certification exam.