MIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to trademark registration in Lithuania including trademark search, registration, renewal of a trademark certificate, preparing and recordal of assignment and license agreements, recordal of changes as well as representing clients before courts. We do our best to represent our clients' interests in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
Overview of the trademark registration procedure in Lithuania:
After completion of the filing procedure a trademark undergoes a formal examination and an examination on absolute grounds. Then it is published for an opposition period. Within a 3-months period after publication any interested person may file an opposition against registration of the trademark. In absence of opposition or if the opposition has been rejected the trademark is registered and the certificate is issued.
The online trademark search is available on our website in order to determine whether there are any similar or identical trademarks registered or filed with the Lithuanian Patent Office (State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania).
The entire procedure of trademark registration in Lithuania takes approximately 6-7 months.
Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Lithuanian trademark attorney.
For filing a trademark application in Lithuania we need:
- Name and address of the applicant;
- Prints of the trademark;
- List of goods and/or services in accordance with the international classification;
- Certified copy of priority document if priority is to be claimed (may be filed to the Lithuanian Trademark Office within three months from the filing date);
- Signed Power of Attorney, legalization and notarization are not required (may be filed to the Lithuanian Trademark Office within three months from the filing date).
Opposition period against trademark application in Lithuania is 3 months from the publication date.
Grounds, institutions and terms for filing a cancellation after registration (issuance of the certificate):
1. Cancellation based on relative grounds may be filed to Court within the entire period of validity of the trademark;
2. Cancellation based on absolute grounds may be filed to Court within the entire period of validity of the trademark;
3. Cancellation based on non-use may be filed to Court. The grace period is 5 years from registration.
Trademark validity and renewal:
A trademark in Lithuania is valid for 10 years from the date of filing and can be further renewed every 10 years. In Lithuania it is possible to apply for a renewal within 12 months before the deadline. There is also a 6-month grace period term which allows applying for a renewal after the deadline upon payment of a stipulated fine. Reinstatement of a lapsed trademark (after expiration of a grace period) is not possible.
Required documents: signed and stamped Power of Attorney.
For more information about trademark registration in Lithuania or quotation for filing and prosecution of the Lithuanian trademark application please contact us.