On the 26th July 2019, the draft law on amending the part four of the Civil Code and Articles 1 and 231 of the Federal Law was signed by the President of the Russian Federation. This draft law recognises geographical indications as a new type of IP right that must be protected.

The Rospatent website suggests that geographical indications may be registered in a year’s time, once subsidiary legislations regulating the registration and protection of this type of IP have been implemented in conjunction with the law.