Patents

Since Lithuania is a contracting party to the Patent Cooperation Treaty and the European Patent Convention protection of an invention may be obtained through the following routes:

1. national patenting procedure;
2. PCT procedure;
3. validation/extension of European patents.

When choosing among these procedures it might be helpful to know that the Lithuanian SPB examiners do not conduct searches and examination against the criteria of novelty.

Non-patentable inventions include inter alia:

A foreign applicant being not resident of the European Community and seeking to patent his invention in Lithuania has to appoint a local agent to act before the local Patent Office.

All the documents submitted to the SPB in this country should be in Lithuanian. Our professional translators experienced in the field of IP are a guarantee of precision and non-disclosure of the patent and other confidential information.

Disputes that may arise between the applicant and the SPB examiners are subject to consideration by the SPB Appeal Board. All other disputes initiated by third persons are subject to court consideration.



 
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