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  • International Country Code:

    BY
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +03:00
  • Currency:

    New Belarusian Ruble (BYN)

Patent in Belarus (non-PCT)

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  • Patent fees

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

  • The term for filing patent applications in Belarus

The deadline for filing an application to grant a patent in Belarus claiming priority is 12 months from the priority date. This term may be extended within two months from the missed deadline.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Belarus

- Request to grant a patent, containing applicant’s address and country of citizenship;
- description of the invention;
- drawings, if necessary.

  • Language of patent application in Belarus

The official languages of the Belarusian patent application are Belarusian and Russian. If the patent application is filed in any other language, the translation into Belarusian or Russian should be provided to the Belarusian Patent Office within two months from the date of filing.

  • Priority document

In case the applicant wants to use the priority right, the certified copy of the priority application must be provided to the Belarusian Patent Office no later than 16 months from the priority date.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The Belarusian Patent Office does not require notarization or legalisation of the Power of Attorney form. An original POA may be provided within two months from the date of filing.

  • Substantive examination request

The request to conduct the substantive examination must be filed within three years from filing the application. The restoration of this term is not stipulated.

  • Novelty grace period

Disclosure of the information about the invention 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 12 months before filing the application with the Belarus Patent Office.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

The official fee for grant of a patent should be paid within three months from the date of receipt of the decision to grant a patent. The first post-grant annuities starting from the 3rd year until the year when the grant decision is issued must be paid within this term as well. All next annuities are paid before the beginning of the next year of validity. Late payment of annuities is possible within a six-month grace period with a 50% surcharge.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

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

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Belarusian Patents, Belarusian Utility Models, Eurasian Patents (EAPO).
2. Patent protection in Belarus may also be obtained via Eurasian Patent.
3. Protection of the invention as a utility model is possible in Belarus. 

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 04.03.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Belarusian IP Laws

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