Patent

Belarus

BASIC FACTS

Patent Protected
Product Patent and Process Patent
Patentable Inventions as per Patent Act
Inventions which satisfy the conditions of novelty, inventive step and capable of industrial application, are subjected to patentability.
Inventions not Patentable
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Non-Convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
Yes
PCT National Phase Application
Yes
Divisional Application
Yes
Patent of Addition
No
Patent of Importation (Patent of Introduction)
No
Others
No
Utility Model Protection is provided under Patent
Yes
Type of Application
Convention Application and Non-Convention Application
Time Period
31 Months
Extended Deadline
12 Months
Patent of Invention
20 Years
Utility Model Patent
8 Years
Design Patent
N/A
Extension of Foreign Patent
N/A
Exceptions (e.g. Pharmaceutical Patents)
25 Years for Medicament or Pesticide or Agrochemical Patents

PROSECUTION

Basic Number of Pages
N/A
Basic Number of Claims
10 Claims
Basic Number of Dependent Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Independent Claims
N/A
Types of Claims
Product-by-Process, Omnibus, Swiss-type
Invention Specification
N/A
Language of Specification
Russian or Belarusian
Translation required
Yes
Due date to file the translation
2 Months
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Signed & Sealed
Deed of Assignment
No
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
No
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
No
International Search Report (ISR), in case of PCT
Optional
International Preliminary Examination Report (IPEA), in case of PCT
No
Declaration of Ownership
No
Declaration of Nationality
No
Copy of Inventor's Passport
No
Other Documents
No
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
3 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
3 Months
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
36 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
3 - 6 Months
Applicability of Examination
Yes
Time of Examination
Pre-publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
3 Months after Formal Examination
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
3 Months
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
12 Months
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
6 Months

OPPOSITION

Applicability of Opposition
N/A