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Lithuanian PCT national phase entry

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Entering the PCT national phase in Lithuania is possible only for PCT applications filed before September 4, 2014. For PCT applications filed after this date, Lithuania is not designated as an individual state for the national phase entry and patent protection in said country can be sought by entering the European PCT regional phase and further validation of the European patent in Lithuania.

  • Patent fees

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

  • Minimum of filing documents in Lithuania

- request to grant a patent;
- a copy of the WIPO publication;
- a document confirming payment of the official filing fee.

  • Language of the Lithuanian patent application

Entering the Lithuanian PCT national phase should be initiated in the Lithuanian language. However the application materials may be submitted in any other foreign language, and the translation thereof into Lithuanian must be provided within three months.

  • Power of Attorney

Signed and stamped Power of Attorney must be filed within three months from entering the Lithuanian PCT national phase.

  • Assignment Deed

A document confirming the right to file a patent application and the declaration regarding inventorship of the invention should be provided within three months from entering the Lithuanian PCT national phase.

  • Examination system

An application based on PCT is examined according to the formal requirements and also whether the applied object is registrable according to the Lithuanian legislation. There is no substantive examination on inventions stipulated by the Lithuanian legislation, 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.

  • Grace period

A 6-month novelty grace period is stipulated before filing date or priority date if the disclosure has been 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 must 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.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreigners, it is necessary to perform the Lithuanian PCT national stage entry through an agent, a registered Lithuanian patent attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Lithuanian Patents, European Patents (EPO).
2. The PCT application in Lithuania also may be nationalised via entering the European regional phase and further EP validation in Lithuania
3. Entering the PCT national phase as a utility model in Lithuania is not possible.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by MSP Europe, UAB. on 09/01/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Lithuanian IP Laws