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Industrial Design registration in Lithuania

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  • Design fees

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

  • The term for filing an industrial design application in Lithuania

The term for filing an industrial design application in Lithuania claiming priority is six months from the priority date.

  • Multiple design application

Multiple design application is possible in Lithuania.

  • Minimum of filing documents

- request to grant an industrial design certificate;
- representations of design.

  • Power of Attorney

A signed Power of Attorney in case the applicant is a natural person or stamped and signed in case applicant is a legal entity must be filed within three months from filing the Lithuanian design application.

  • Priority document

The Certified Copy of the priority must be filed within three months from filing the Lithuanian design application.

  • Assignment Deed

The document confirming the right to file a design application and the declaration regarding the authorship of the design should be provided.

  • Examination of a design application in Lithuania

An application is examined according to the formal requirements and also whether the applied object is registrable according to the Lithuanian legislation. No substantive examination on industrial design is stipulated by the Lithuanian legislation, the design is registered on the responsibility of the applicant. The examination fee as well as examination request are not stipulated either.

  • Novelty grace period

Disclosure of the information about the industrial design within 12 months before the filing of the application or priority date thereof, in case of claimed priority, does not disprove the novelty of the industrial design according to the Lithuanian legislation.

  • Grant and design renewal

The maintenance fees for the design registration for the first 5 years are included in the fees for the registration and publication of the patent. The next maintenance fees for the second, third, fourth and fifth 5-year periods are paid within the last six months of the 5th year of the current 5-year period. Late payment with a 50% surcharge is possible within a 6-months grace period.

  • Validity term

The design validity term in Lithuania is five years from the date of filing. This term may be renewed every five years up to 25 years in total.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For the foreigners, it is necessary to perform the industrial design registration in Lithuania through an agent, a registered Lithuanian patent attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Lithuanian Designs, Community Designs (EUIPO), International Designs.
2. Industrial design protection in Lithuania may also be obtained via registration of Community Design.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by MSP Europe, UAB. on 04.03.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Lithuanian IP Laws