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Trademark registration in 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.

  • Minimum filing requirements

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

  • Requirements for the Power of Attorney

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.

  • Priority document

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, the translation thereof must accompany the document. No legalization or certification is required.

  • Opposition period

The opposition period is not stipulated for a trademark application in Belarus. However, a letter of protest can be sent to the Trademark Office within the examination stage.

  • Provisional Refusal

The response to a provisional refusal of an international registration in Belarus can be filed within 3 months from the date of the refusal’s receipt by the applicant. It is necessary to submit the evidence confirming the date of receipt. Requests for extensions can be filed multiple times with the total maximum duration of extension being 18 months. For both, filing the response to refusal and requesting an extension, a local representative, Belarus patent attorney, must be appointed. The language of the response is Russian or Belarusian.

An applicant may request a revision of the provisional refusal or file an appeal to it. Appeals may be filed only if the applicant is not satisfied with the revision.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • What can be registered as a trademark in Belarus

Verbal elements including personal names, a combination of colours, literal, numerical, figurative, 3-dimensional, including a shape of product or package of a product as well as combinations thereof may be registered as a trademark in Belarus.  

  •  Note

Online Search Databases: Belarusian Trademarks, International Trademarks.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 15.11.2019
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Belarusian IP Laws