Belarus

  • International Country Code:

    BY
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +03:00
  • Currency:

    Belarusian Ruble (BYN)

Trademark registration in Belarus

Belarus
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  • Trademark fees

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

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Belarus.

  • Filing requirements in Belarus

The official languages of the proceedings before the Belarusian Intellectual Property Office are Belarusian and Russian.

To obtain a filing date, an applicant must provide the Trademark Office with the following:
- a request for trademark registration;
- name and address of the applicant;
- a representation of a trademark;
- a list of goods and/or services.

Legalization or notarization of Power of Attorney is not required. It should be provided simultaneously with filing a trademark application or within two months from the filing date.

A certified copy of the Priority Document must be provided within three months from the filing date of the trademark application in Belarus. If the priority document is not in Russian or Belarusian, a notarised translation thereof must accompany the document.

The term for filing a trademark application in Belarus claiming conventional priority is six months from the priority date.

  • Examination, publication and opposition to a trademark application in Belarus

Trademark applications in Belarus undergo both formal and substantive examination. Within two months from the Office’s decision to accept the application it is published on the official website. The opposition period is not stipulated for a trademark application in Belarus. However, non-official observations can be sent to the Trademark Office during the whole examination procedure.

  • Grant, validity term, and trademark renewal

The official fees for registration and publication should be paid within three months from receipt of the decision on registration. A trademark in Belarus is valid for ten years from the filing date. It can be renewed for further periods of ten years if a request for renewal is filed within twelve months before the expiry date of the last registration. Late renewal is possible within 6 months after the renewal due date provided that a surcharge is paid. Reinstatement of a lapsed trademark is not possible.

  • Duration of registration procedure

The processing time from filing to registration is approximately 10-12 months provided that no objections are raised by the Registrar during the examination and no oppositions are filed.

  • Use requirement

The legal protection of a trademark in Belarus may be cancelled in respect of one or part of goods/services in consequence of continuous non-use of a trademark during any three years from the date of registration.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

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

  •  Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Belarusian Trademarks, International Trademarks.
2. Application should be filed in the name of one applicant only in Belarus.
3. Response to the provisional refusal of international trademark registration must be filed within three months from the date of its receipt by the holder. The request for time extension may be filed a few times (with the total maximum duration of extension being 18 months). Evidence of the date of receipt must be submitted together with response. It is necessary to appoint a local representative for filing the response and/or requesting a time extension. Response must be filed in Russian or Belarusian. Final refusal may be appealed within 1 year from the date of its receipt.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 18.03.2021
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Belarusian IP Laws

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