Since February 28, 2018, industrial designs can be protected in the Russian Federation through a simplified procedure under 1999 Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs.
Since October 6, 2017, the Russian Patent and Trademark Office (Rospatent) started charging new fees in compliance with Russian Government Regulation dated September 23, 2017, № 1151 (hereinafter Fees Regulation).
New regulations governing RUPTO’s activities entered into force at the end of 2015 - beginning of 2016.
Rules on remuneration for employee's inventions, employee's utility models, employee's industrial designs were approved by the Ruling of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 512 of June 04, 2014.