New important amendments related to the state registration of industrial designs are going to enter into force this summer. Federal Law of December 27, 2018 № 549-FZ "On amendments to the fourth part of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation" introduces provisional protection for industrial designs, similar in meaning to the provisional protection of inventions, which implies:
Meanwhile, after the publication any person can have access to the application documents.
These amendments are mostly aimed to support the fashion industry and to provide more effective ways of protection of designers’ rights.
The Law enters into force on June 27, 2019. We are ready to provide additional information at your request.