Industrial designs

Legal protection of an industrial design in the Russian Federation is provided subject to its state registration, upon which a patent for industrial design is issued.

Both legal entities and natural persons may be right holders for an industrial design.

An art and design decision of an article of industrial or artisan production, which determines its exterior, is protected as an industrial design.

An industrial design patentability is subject to the following conditions: an industrial design is provided with legal protection, if it is new and original in its essential features.

An exclusive right for an industrial design remains in effect for fifteen years from the date of filing an initial application for issue of patent. Beginning with the third year, a patent for industrial design has to be extended every year by means of payment of duties within established time limits. Non-payment or improper payment of duties would result in termination of the patent validity

We offer a broad range of services related to registration of industrial designs:
  • Preparation of documents for filing an application for a patent for industrial design
  • Keeping records on the application up to obtaining a patent
  • Monitoring the patent validity and extending its validity period
  • Restoration of patent validity
  • Introducing amendments to a patent
  • Foreign patenting
  • Assignment agreements
  • Consulting on violation of patent rights, including preparation of documents and managing affairs at the Chamber for Patent Disputes and judicial authorities
Prior to filing an application to the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks (ROSPATENT), we recommend a preliminary patent information search for assessment of its compliance with criteria of the current Russian Federation legislation and identification of the closest analogues. The search is performed in databases of patent offices of Russia, USA, Europe, etc. Following the search, we submit a report containing recommendations on expediency of patenting and selection of the most appropriate object of protection (invention, or useful model). Preliminary search makes it possible to avoid unnecessary financial costs and loss of time.

Our services:

Trademarks (service marks)

Inventions, Useful models

Industrial designs

Computer software and databases

Assignment of rights

Protection of rights
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