Patent

Lithuania

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
No
Divisional Application
No
Patent of Addition
No
Patent of Importation (Patent of Introduction)
No
Others
No
Utility Model Protection is provided under Patent
N/A
Type of Application
N/A
Time Period
It is mandatory to enter into European phase within 31 Months from the priority date for designating Lithuania
Extended Deadline
N/A
Patent of Invention
20 Years from filing
Utility Model Patent
N/A
Design Patent
N/A
Extension of Foreign Patent
N/A
Exceptions (e.g. Pharmaceutical Patents)
In Lithuania supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) are available that extend the protections of patents for medicinal and plant protection products to cover the period needed for regulatory approval of the product, to a maximum of 5 Years

PROSECUTION

Basic Number of Pages
N/A
Basic Number of Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Dependent Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Independent Claims
N/A
Types of Claims
N/A
Invention Specification
N/A
Language of Specification
English
Translation required
Yes
Due date to file the translation
3 Months after the filing date (extendible by 2 Months).
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Signed & Sealed
Deed of Assignment
Signed
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
No
International Preliminary Examination Report (IPEA), in case of PCT
No
Declaration of Ownership
Signed
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
1 Month
Deadline to File the Reply
3 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
3 Months
Applicability of Examination
N/A
Time of Examination
N/A
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
N/A
Time of Examination
N/A
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
Publication of patent application- 18 Months (accelerated publication 6 Months) from the filing date
Applicability of Publication
No
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
N/A

OPPOSITION

Applicability of Opposition
N/A