Lithuania

  • International Country Code:

    LT
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +02:00
  • Currency:

    Euro (EUR)

Trademark registration in Lithuania

Lithuania
from 562.00
Number of Classes
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  • Trademark fees

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

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class applications are possible in Lithuania.

  • Filing requirements in Lithuania

The official language of the proceedings before the Lithuanian patent office is Lithuanian. An application should be filed in Lithuanian. Accompanying documents may be filed in any language; however, the translation thereof into Lithuanian should be submitted within two months from the filing date.

To obtain the filing date, it is necessary to submit:
- request to register a trademark, signed by the applicant (or his representative);
- list of goods and/or services;
- receipt confirming payment of the official filing fee
.

A certified copy of the Priority Document should be provided either on filing or within three months from the filing date.

The original of a signed Power of Attorney must be provided to the Lithuanian patent office within three months from the filing date of an application.

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

Trademark applications in Lithuania are examined as to compliance with formal requirements; it is also checked whether there are any absolute grounds for refusal or invalidity. No prior search is conducted by the office. An application is published upon successful examination and may be opposed within three months from the publication date.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

Trademarks in Lithuania are valid for 10 years from the filing date. Trademark registration may be renewed by the rights holder for a 10-year period unlimited number of times. A request for renewal should be filed within the last six months of the trademark validity. Late payment is possible within a period of six months after expiration of the validity term by paying a 50% surcharge. Reinstatement of a lapsed trademark after a six-month grace period is not possible.

  • Duration of registration procedure

Approximate time from filing to registration of a trademark in Lithuania is 6-7 months.

  • Use requirement

In case a trademark has not been used within a period of 5 continuous years after registration it may be subject to cancellation.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

For the foreign applicants, it is recommended to perform trademark registration in Lithuania through an agent, a registered Lithuanian trademark attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Lithuanian Trademarks, EU Trademarks, International Trademarks.
2. Trademark protection in Lithuania may also be obtained via registration of European Union Trademark.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by MSP Europe, UAB. on 15.11.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Lithuanian IP Laws

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