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Industrial Design registration in Russia

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design applications in Russia, as well as other design fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • The term for filing an industrial design application in Russia

The deadline for filing an industrial design application in Russia claiming priority is six months from the priority date. This term may be extended by two months if the applicant failed to file the application within the time limit in spite of due care.

  • Multiple design applications

In Russia it is possible to include several designs (variants) in one multiple industrial design application, if the designs concern the same object and differentiate in minor features only or may be identified as a kit of goods and have a single design concept.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Russia

- request to grant a patent;
- set of industrial design drawings fully describing the product appearance.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

Notarization of the Power of Attorney is not required. Usually scanned copy of the POA is sufficient for filing in the Patent Office. The original of the POA is not an obligatory requirement unless it is requested by the Patent Office in the process of the application registration.

  • Priority document

To confirm the priority right, the applicant must provide the certified copy of the priority document within three months from the filing date.

  • Examination of a design application in Russia

Russian industrial design applications undergo the substantive examination as to compliance with the requirements of patentability. For conducting the examination the request should be filed, and the corresponding fee should be paid simultaneously with filing  of the application.

  • Novelty grace period

If the information was disclosed by the designer, applicant or a third party, that directly or indirectly obtained said information from them, within 12 months before the filing date, such disclosure does not disprove the novelty of the industrial design according to the Russian legislation.

  • Grant and validity

The official fees for grant and registration should be paid within two months from issuance of the decision to grant a patent. The total term of protection of industrial design in Russia is 25 years. The basic validity term is five years which may be extended on the applicant’s request four times for a 5-year term. 

  • Representation by a patent attorney

To perform the industrial design prosecution in Russia foreigners must appoint a local agent, a registered Russian patent attorney.

  •  Note

Online Database for Russian Industrial Designs Search.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 04.03.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Russian IP Laws

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