MIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to industrial design registration in Lithuania including design search, drafting the specification, filing and further prosecution of a Lithuanian design application, maintenance of an industrial design patent in force, preparing and recordal of assignment and license agreements as well as representing clients before courts. We do our best to represent our clients' interests in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
The maximum validity term of an industrial design patent in Lithuania is 25 years, i.e. 5 terms for 5 years each.
Novelty grace period is 12 months from disclosure of the information on industrial design before filing the application or priority date thereof, if priority is claimed.
An industrial design application in Lithuania may cover several industrial designs, provided that they belong to a single class of the International Classification, except ornaments which should be united by a single design concept.
Overview of the industrial design registration procedure in Lithuania:
After completion of filing procedure the Lithuanian design application undergoes the formal examination, which takes 3 months. There is no substantive examination on industrial designs stipulated by the Lithuanian legislation. On condition that the application meets the formal requirements, the decision to grant a patent is issued. After payment of the grant, publication fees and the 1st-5th annuities the patent is issued.
The procedure of the design registration in Lithuania usually takes from 6 to 12 months.
Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Lithuanian patent attorney.
For filing a industrial design application in Lithuania we need:
- your filing instructions with applicant's and author's names, addresses and citizenships;
- figures (photographs, photocopies or files) with the general view of the design and, if possible, front, top, side, back and bottom views of the design;
- list of the essential features of the design, if available;
- Power of Attorney signed and stamped by the applicant, legalization and notarization are not required (may be provided to the Lithuanian Patent Office within 3 months from filing the application);
- Assignment Deed from the author to the applicant in case the author and the applicant are not the same persons (may be provided to the Lithuanian Patent Office within 3 months from filing the application);
- Certified copy of the priority document, if priority is claimed (may be provided to the Lithuanian Patent Office within 3 months from filing the application).
The term for filing a design application in Lithuania claiming conventional priority is 6 months from the priority date.
For more information about industrial design registration in Lithuania or quotation for filing and prosecution of the Lithuanian design application please contact us.