The application shall be submitted to the state executive authority, which deals with the protection and patenting of intellectual property objects. Upon receipt, a formal examination of the application for patent will be carried out, during which the envisaged list of documents and their consistency with certain requests will be verified. They will analyze whether the additional materials correspond to the nature of the approved invention.
If the material misrepresents the content of the proposed discovery, it will not be considered. The applicant has the right to submit the entire supplemental material as a separate, stand-alone application.
After the positive outcome of the formal examination of the patent application, the applicant is notified by the previously mentioned state authority.
The formal examination of the patent application lasts on average 2 months. The approval result is printed in the official notification. The examination of the patent and the totality of subsequent information is processed by the executive authority.
Any citizen has access to review the documents of the written application. Upon personal request of the applicant or other persons, after the formal examination of the application is completed, the substantive examination of the invention application is carried out. The application for such type of examination may be filed within 3 years from the date of filing of the previous application. The prerequisite is a positive result in the previous examination. There is a time limit for filing a petition for substantive examination, which can be extended at the request of the applicant himself for a period of up to 2 months. The main criterion will be the submission of a supporting document for the fee paid. In the case of an application at a later date, the application will not be accepted. The substantive examination lasts on average 12 months.