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Belarus

  • International Country Code:

    BY
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +03:00
  • Currency:

    Belarusian Ruble (BYN)

Industrial Design 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.

  • 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.

  • Filing requirements of a design application in Belarus

The official languages of the industrial design prosecution before the Belarus Intellectual Property Office are Belarusian and Russian.

For obtainment of a filing date, an industrial design application in Belarus shall contain the following:
- a request to grant a design patent, containing applicant’s address and citizenship;
- set of pictures.

The submission of the Priority Document is not required.

Notarization or legalisation of the Power of Attorney is not required. It must be submitted to the Belarus Intellectual Property Office simultaneously with filing an industrial design application or within two months from the filing date.

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.

  • 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, validity term and design renewal fees

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 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 submits the corresponding request before the expiration of the basic design validity term. 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.

  • Duration of registration procedure

The average time from filing up to grant of an industrial design in Belarus is 6-12 months.

  • 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.

  •  Note

Online Search Database for Belarusian Designs.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 11.03.2021
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Belarus IP Laws

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