A product’s aesthetic appearance can be protected in Russia and the neighboring countries by a design patent. Design patents are granted for those appearances that are new and original. The design patent’s term of validity in Russia is 5 years, and it can be repeatedly extended for the subsequent 5 years up to the maximum term of 25 years.
Unlike many other legal systems, Russian IP legislation does not provide legal protection to unregistered designs.
Starting from 2018, industrial designs can be protected in the Russian Federation through a simplified procedure under the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs.
Our experienced team will help you to register a design in Russia and other countries, to maintain the patent’s validity, to make recordation of changes, and to assert or defend your rights in court and in governmental agencies.