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    LT
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    UTC/GMT +02:00
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    Euro (EUR)

Patent in Lithuania (non-PCT)

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  • Patent fees

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

  • The term for filing a patent application in Lithuania

The term for filing a patent application in Lithuania is 12 months from the priority date. This term may be restored if the application is filed within two months after the deadline.

  • Minimum of filing documents in Lithuania

- request to grant a patent;
- description of the invention together with patent claims;
- any drawings, if necessary for understanding of the essence of the invention.

  • Language of the Lithuanian patent application

The Lithuanian patent application should be filed in the Lithuanian language. However, it is possible to submit the application in any other foreign language, with the further submission of the Lithuanian translation within three months from the date of filing.

  • Power of Attorney

Signed and stamped Power of Attorney in case an applicant is a legal entity and simply signed in case applicant is a natural person must be filed within three months from the date of filing the Lithuanian patent application.

  • Priority document

The State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania may request copies of the priority applications and translation thereof into Lithuanian within three months from the filing date.

  • Assignment Deed

A document confirming the right to file a patent application and the declaration regarding inventorship should be provided.

  • Examination system

The patent application in Lithuania is examined according to the formal requirements and also whether the applied object is registrable according to the legislation. Substantive examination is not stipulated by the Lithuanian legislation and the compliance of the invention with the criteria of patentability is not checked. Therefore the patent is issued on the responsibility of the applicant and may be appealed in court. The examination fee, as well as examination request, are not stipulated either.

  • Novelty grace period

A 6-month novelty grace period before filing date or priority date applies if the disclosure was made by a person having an interest in making an abuse with respect to the inventor or his successor in title, or where an inventor or his successor in title displayed the invention at the officially recognised exhibition.

  • Grant and patent maintenance fees

The registration fee should be paid within three months from receipt of a notification of publication of the application. The patent maintenance fees are paid for pending applications starting from the 3rd year within two last months of the current year of the validity. Late payment with a 50% surcharge is possible within 6 months after the expiry of patent validity.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

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

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Lithuanian Patents, European Patents (EPO).
2. Patent protection in Lithuania may also be obtained via registration of a European Patent and its further validation in Lithuania.
3. Protection of the inventions as utility models in Lithuania is not possible.

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

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