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Russia: Electronic patents and acceptance of 3-D models introduced

On 18 February 2020, the State Duma of the Russian Federation has adopted the bill, introducing the issuance of electronic patents by default. The possibility to obtain patent certificate in the paper form will remain as well. Additional changes introduced to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation include the possibility of supplementing applications filed with the Rospatent with a three-dimensional model of an object. For more information, please refer to Rospatent’s News of 18 February 2020 (at time of writing only available in Russian).

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