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Belarus PCT national phase entry

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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with Belarusian PCT national phase entry as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Deadline for the PCT national stage entry in Belarus

The term for entry into the Belarusian national phase of a PCT application is 31 months from the priority date. This term may be restored within 12 months from its expiration if failure to meet the deadline was unintentional.

  • Minimum filing requirements

- a request to grant a patent;
- applicant's and author's data;
- international application materials.

  • Language of the Belarusian PCT national phase application

The patent application based on PCT in Belarus may be prosecuted in Belarusian or Russian language. The international application may be filed with the Belarusian Patent Office in initial language; however, the translation thereof must be provided within two months from the date of entering the national phase in Belarus.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The Patent Office does not require notarisation or legalisation of the Power of Attorney. An original POA may be provided within two months from the date of PCT national stage entry.

  • Substantive examination request

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

  • Grant and maintenance fees

The official fee for grant of a patent should be paid within three months from receipt of the decision to grant a patent. The first post-grant annuities starting from the third 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 a patent validity. Late payment of annuities is possible within a six-month grace period with a 50% surcharge.

  • 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.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

To perform the Belarusian PCT national phase entry, foreigners must appoint an agent, a Belarusian patent attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Belarusian Patents, Belarusian Utility Models, Eurasian patents (EAPO).
2. PCT application may also be nationalised in Belarus via entering the Eurasian regional phase of PCT application.
3. Entering the PCT national phase as a utility model in Belarus is possible.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 28.02.2020
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Belarusian IP Laws