Belarus (BY)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection

The Office does not republish notifications of international registration, subsequent designation or renewal received from the International Bureau.

Examination Procedure

Absolute and relative grounds.

Opposition Procedure

Not provided for in the national legislation.

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

Three months from date on which the notification of the provisional refusal was received by holder (extendable).

Administrative and judicial remedies in case of refusal issued by the Office

If appeal is lodged against refusal of protection there is a two instances internal procedure. Reexamination in the Office, which may be reviewed at the Appeal Council at the Office also.
The decision of the Appeal Council may be reviewed by the Supreme Court.

Last updated on: May 6, 2014