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Lithuania (LT)

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Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated

Republication

The Office does not republish the international registration.

Examination Procedure

The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, including a limited examination as to novelty and examination as to novelty following opposition by third parties.

Opposition Period

Three months from the date of publication of the international registration in the International Designs Bulletin (non-extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Refusal

Five months from the date the notification is issued by the Office (non-extendable).

Effect as Grant of Protection

The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection, if no refusal has been issued, as from the international registration date. If a refusal (partial or total) has been issued and the refusal has been subsequently withdrawn, the international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.

Representation before the Office

Holders of international registrations may not file documents or appear directly before the Office. Local representation is required and documentation must be prepared in Lithuanian. A list of registered patent attorneys is available from the Office or at:
http://www.vpb.gov.lt/index.php?l=en&n=322

Fees payable on division of the international registration

Not applicable.

Last updated on: August 9, 2013

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