Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated
The Office does not republish the international registration.
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.
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 If a refusal (partial or total) has been issued and the refusal has been subsequently withdrawn, the international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.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:
|Fees payable on division of the international registration||
Last updated on: December 12, 2014