The internship on the examination of industrial design applications concluded at EAPO



The participants of the internship - experts of the patent offices of the member states of the Eurasian Patent Organization - were given presentations by representatives of the Eurasian Patent Office. The presentations covered details of drafting and filing Eurasian industrial design applications, different stages of examination, registration of industrial designs, publication of information on Eurasian design applications and patents, procedure for filing oppositions, disposal of rights to obtain Eurasian industrial design patents and exclusive rights to registered industrial designs.

Presentations were also made by Alisa Mukhamedyanova-Aksenova, patent attorney, Gorodissky & Partners law firm; Irina Tarasova, Chief State Expert, the Federal Institute of Industrial Property (Russian Federation) and Olga Tereshchenko, Dean of the Faculty of Law, the Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property.

Alisa Mukhamedyanova-Aksenova shared information about the Eurasian patent attorneys’ practice of interaction with the regional patent office, Irina Tarasova spoke about the examination of industrial design applications with 3D models. Olga Tereshchenko delivered a lecture “Industrial Designs and Trademarks. How to choose an acceptable form of legal protection to protect your products”.

Maria Orekhova, examiner of the Hague Registry of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), spoke online about the examination procedure for industrial design applications received by the International Bureau of WIPO.

In turn, all participants of the internship made presentations with a brief overview of national industrial design patent systems.

During the round table held on the last day of the internship, EAPO representatives and specialists from national patent offices discussed in detail practical issues related to the examination and registration of industrial designs, as well as the prospects for developing the protection of industrial designs, for the visualization of which digital 3D models are used.