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Intellectual property protection system in Lithuania

Intellectual property system in Lithuania

1. Lithuania general info

Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe, the largest of the three Baltic states. It is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, to the East of Sweden and Denmark. It borders Latvia to the North, Belarus to the East and South, Poland to the South and Russia to the Southwest. Lithuania has an estimated population about 2,9 millions as of 2016, and its capital and largest city is Vilnius.

International Country Code: LT

Time zone: Eastern European Time (UTC +2), Eastern European Summer Time (UTC +3)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Brief information about Patent registration in Lithuania (non-PCT)

Brief information about Trademark registration in Lithuania

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in Lithuania

Brief information about Validation of a European Patent in Lithuania

2. IP Legal Base in Lithuania

Law on Patents
Law on Trademarks
Law on Designs
Law on Copyright and Related Rights
Law on the Protection of Plant Varieties
Law on Fees for the Registration of Industrial Property Objects
Law on the Legal Protection of Topographies of Semiconductor Products

3. International organizations/agreements

Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Patent Law Treaty
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

4. Patent Office Contact Details

The State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania
Kalvarijų str. 3
LT-09310, Vilnius
Phone: +370 5 278 02 50
Fax: +370 5 275 0723
Email: spb@vpb.gov.lt

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Lithuania are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by MSP Europe, UAB. on 26/01/2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Lithuanian IP Laws