New important amendments related to the state registration of industrial designs will be enforced 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, which is similar in meaning to the provisional protection for inventions. For industrial design applicants, this change means the following:
Meanwhile, after the publication, any person can have access to the application documents.
These amendments mostly aim to support the fashion industry and provide a more efficient protection of designers’ rights.
The law enters into force on June 27, 2019. We are ready to provide additional information at your request.