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December 16, 2016

Belarus: new fees to be implemented

On January 1, 2017, the Belarusian National Centre for Intellectual Property will implement new fees for registration of various intellectual property types.

The overall fee structure will be subject to significant changes in connection with de-dollarization of Belarusian economy. As a result the fee schedule will be transferred from dollars to the national currency – New Belarusian rubles (BYN). The fees will be tied to Belarusian basic rates. Currently, a basic rate equals twenty-three New Belarusian rubles. Foreign applicants will have to pay the fee amount in a foreign currency (US dollars, Euros or Russian rubles) in accordance with the actual currency exchange rate of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus.

Nearly all fees will be raised. The average increase will constitute about 15%.  The only fee that will be reduced is the fee for trademark examination. However, the overall cost for trademark registration will increase. Please see the changes in the fees for main stages of IP rights registration below.

 

  Before January 1, 2017 On and After January 1, 2017
USD BYN
Patents
Filing fee
  • one invention
50 115 (≈58 USD)
  • a set of inventions

50 and 20 per invention in excess of 1

115 (≈58 USD) and 46 (≈24 USD) per invention in excess of 1
Examination
  • one invention comprising up to ten dependent claims

250

552 (≈283 USD)

  • one invention comprising over ten dependent claims
250 and 20 per dependent claim in excess of 10 552 (≈283 USD) and 46 (≈24 USD) per dependent claim in excess of 10
  • a set of inventions
250 and  150 per independent claim in excess of 1 552 (≈283 USD) and 332 (≈165 USD) per independent claim in excess of 10
Grant  100 230 (≈118 USD)
  Utility models
Filing and examination
  • one utility model comprising up to ten dependent claims
100

230 (≈118 USD)

  • one utility model comprising over ten dependent claims

100 and 25 per dependent claim in excess of 10

230 (≈118 USD) and 46 (≈24 USD) per dependent claim in excess of 10

  • a set of utility models
100 and 50 per utility model in excess of 1 230 (≈118 USD) and 115 (≈58 USD) per utility model in excess of 1
Grant 100 230 (≈118 USD)
  Industrial designs
Filing and examination
  • one design comprising up to seven drawings

100

230 (≈118 USD)

  • one design comprising over seven drawings

100 and 10 per drawing in excess of 7

230 (≈118 USD) and 23 (≈12 USD) per drawing in excess of 7

  • multiple designs
100 and 50 per design; 10 per drawing in excess of 7 per design 230 (≈118 USD) and 115 (≈58 USD) per design; 23 (≈12 USD) per drawing in excess of 7 per design
Grant 100 230 (≈118 USD)
  Trademarks
Filing
  • single-class applications
  • multiple-class applications

100

 

100 and 50 per class in excess of 1

230 (≈118 USD)

 

230 (≈118 USD) and 115 (≈58 USD) per class in excess of 1

Examination 350 644 (≈330 USD)
Registration of a trademark 200 437 (≈224 USD)
Registration of a collective trademark 600 1311 (≈668 USD)

The above fees for IP rights registration in Belarus will be duly inserted into the system as soon as they enter into force.

Meanwhile, take the opportunity to apply for IP registration in Belarus at the best cost before the fees increase. To get an actual quote, please visit our quotation system.


Author: Lynda Miller

 

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