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Industrial Designs

Products’ shapes, contours, patterns, textures and colours create a first impression and convey the company’s corporate identity. The appearance or aesthetic features are registrable as industrial designs that ensure a broader protection for newly launched goods.


PATENTICA’s patent attorneys deal with design application prosecution from filing to registration, maintenance through renewal, recording changes and licenses, responding to Office Actions, defending and contesting designs through oppositions and addressing infringements, counterfeit and unfair competition cases in Russia, CIS countries and abroad.

We also help to overcome Notifications of refusal issued in relation to international designs filed via the Hague System, conduct clearance and freedom-to-operate searches and provide fully-fledged design portfolio management strategies.

As an example, here are the basics of industrial design patents in Russia:


5 years

Design patents are valid for 5 years. The term can be extended repeatedly for 5 years for a total of 25 years.

12-months’ grace period

A 12-months’ novelty grace period for filing an application is allowed after the original disclosure of a design before an application must be filed for its registration.


Several variants

One application can contain several variants of one design or a group of designs forming a set of articles – on the condition of compliance with the requirement of unity.

Documents / Information we need

  • Names and addresses of applicant(s) and designer(s);
  • Drawings;
  • Power of Attorney executed by the applicant(s) (no legalization is required)
  • Certified copy of priority application(s) (if priority is claimed)

If you have any questions or would like to obtain a quote, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@patentica.com

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