Russian Design - Unity Requirement

Is it possible to file with the RUPTO several designs in one application?

Russian patent legislation requires that an industrial design application be related to one design or to a group of designs associated with each other so closely as to form a single creative concept (the requirement of unity of the industrial design).

The requirement is met in case there is:

  • one independent and distinct design or
  • one design and its variants differing from that design by visually non-essential features and/or by color combination or
  • a group of designs belonging to a set of articles and one or more designs for separate articles belonging to the same set of articles.

It is obligatory that all designs of the group belong to the same Locarno classification class.


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