On May 1, 2022, the Eurasian Patent Office issued the first electronic Eurasian patent for an industrial design, owned by Gillette Company LLC (USA).
The electronic patent for an industrial design was issued on the first day of the new procedure for issuing security documents.
Gillette has received a patent for a razor handle: now a special form of this handle, its design is protected by a Eurasian patent, which is valid in five countries that joined the system at the time of application: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia.
The patent application was filed by the applicant on November 23, 2021, and five months later the first electronic patent in the EAPO practice was received.
In total, since the beginning of the acceptation of applications for Eurasian patents for industrial design in June 2021, 39 such protection documents have been issued.