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    BY
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Industrial Design registration in Belarus

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design applications in Belarus as well as other design fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Term for filing design application in Belarus

The deadline for filing an application to register a design in Belarus claiming priority is six months from the date of priority. This term can be restored within two months from the lapsed term.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Belarus

- Request to grant a design patent, containing applicant’s address and citizenship;
- set of pictures describing in detail the appearance of a product.

  • Multiple design applications

It is possible to request registration of several designs (multiple design application) provided that they belong to the same class of the Locarno Classification and concern the same object or may be identified as a kit of goods and have a single design concept. When filing a multiple application, the applicant must specify the number of designs. An additional fee must be paid for each design.

  • Examination of a design application in Belarus

The examination according to the requirements of patentability is not conducted in respect of industrial design applications in Belarus.

  • Novelty grace period

Disclosure of the information about the design shall not disprove its novelty if it was made by the inventor or the applicant or a third party that obtained said information directly or indirectly from them and if said disclosure occurred within 6 months before filing the application with the Belarus Patent Office.

  • Grant and patent maintenance

The official fees for grant and publication should be paid within three months from the date of receipt of the decision to register a design. The first design annuities starting from the 1st year, if they are already due, must be paid within this term as well. All next annuities are paid before the beginning of the next year. 

  • Validity term

The industrial design registration in Belarus is valid for ten years with the possibility of extension for additional five years. The extension may be conducted in case the owner provides the corresponded request before the expiration of design validity term. The grant fee must be paid within 3 months from the decision to register a design. 

  • Representation by a patent attorney

It is necessary for the foreigners to perform industrial design prosecution in Belarus through an agent, a registered Belarusian patent attorney.

  • What can be registered

The legal protection may be granted to new and original artistic solutions which determine the appearance of a product.

  • What cannot be registered

- Solutions which are determined only by the technical function of a product;
- solutions which contradict public interest, principles of humanity and morality;
- architectural objects (including industrial, hydrotechhic and other facilities) except for small architectural forms;
- printed products;
- objects of unstable form from liquid, gaseous, powdery or similar substances.

  •  Note

Online Search Database for Belarusian Designs.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 15.01.2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Belarus IP Laws

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