The Russian Federation Ratified the Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs
The Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs to the Eurasian Patent Convention of September 9, 1994 was ratified by the Russian Federation by the Federal Law signed by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, on November 23, 2020.
The Federal Law of the Russian Federation "On Ratification of the Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs to the Eurasian Patent Convention of 9 September 1994" was adopted by the State Duma and approved by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on 10 and 18 November 2020, respectively.
The Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs was adopted by the Contracting States of the Eurasian Patent Convention on September 9, 2019 at the diplomatic conference in Nur-Sultan, the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Domestic procedures on ratification of the Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs have been completed in the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Armenia, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation.
The Protocol shall enter into force in respect of the first three States to ratify it or accede to it, three months after the third instrument of ratification or accession has been deposited with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization. In respect of any other State, this Protocol shall enter into force three months after such State has deposited its instrument of ratification, or deposit an instrument of accession.