The Eurasian Patent Office has announced that it will start accepting applications for Eurasian design patents from June 1 2021. This is a welcome development for applicants interested in the Russia, Caucasus and Central Asian markets, as it will allow them to gain design protection in multiple countries with a single application. It should be noted that the Eurasian design will be valid on the territories of countries where the Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs to the Eurasian Patent Convention has already entered into force at the time of filing of the application. On June 1 2021, these countries will be Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. The Eurasian Patent Office will be rolling out rules and procedures on Eurasian designs in due course. Dr. Emil Benatov & Partners is available to assist our clients and colleagues in the securing of Eurasian design patents, as well as for any other IP services in the Russia and CIS. Contact us for more information.