Since June 27, 2019, amendments to the Civil Code of Russia came into force, providing a possibility to obtain the temporary legal protection for industrial designs.
In particular, temporary legal protection will be granted for industrial design for which the application was filed in Rospatent, from the day of publication to the date of granting of a patent. Such a mechanism already works also for inventions in Russia.
At the request of the applicant information about the application for industrial design that has passed a formal examination with a positive result will be published in the official bulletin.
In addition, the patent owner will be able to receive a reward after the registration of industrial design if the third party has utilized the industrial design in the period from the date of publication after passing the examination and until the publication of information on the issuance of the patent.
The increasing of legal protection is aimed primarily at supporting the fashion industry and more effectively protecting the rights of designers, manufacturers of clothing and footwear.