On December 13, 2018, the Government Commission on Digital Development, the use of information technologies to improve the quality of life and business conditions, approved the draft law “On Amendments to Part Four of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation”.

The draft law proposes to provide the applicant the opportunity to attach three-dimensional models to the application for invention, utility model, industrial design and trademark.

It is expected that transition to the use of 3D models will reduce the time and improve the quality of the examination of applications.

The project also introduces electronic security documents and gives the right to use a simple electronic signature (login and password) for applying for the provision of certain state services of the Rospatent.

Implementation of the program is scheduled until 2021.