European Patents extension (validation) to Lithuania
A person willing to obtain a European patent for an invention may file a patent application with the State Patent Bureau. Patent is normally valid for the period from 20 to 25 years, without possibility to extend it. The state payment for the European Patent Application is 120 EUR for online application, 210 EUR for paper application, additional fee for European search for all applications filed after July 1, 2005 is 1285 EUR.
If the patent application meets the necessary requirements it will be granted within 3-5 years. Annual renewal state fees are counted from the third year; renewal fee the 3rd year is 465 EUR, for 4th year – 580 EUR, 5th year - 810 EUR and etc.
Patents are available for any inventions in all fields of technology, provided that they are new, involve an inventive step and are capable of industrial application.
The opposition against patent may be filed by third persons claiming the novelty of the patent within 9 months period starting from patent publication and is filed within European Patent Organization. The state fee for opposition is 775 EUR.
All the administrative decisions may be appealed to European Patent Organization within 2 months notification on particular decision date. The state fee for the appeal is 1860 EUR.
In order to receive a European patent extension to Lithuania, the applicant shall submit the following documents to the State Patent Bureau:
State fee for European patent extension is 46 EUR. If the number of claims exceeds 15, additional fee of 15 EUR shall be paid for each additional claim.
The State Patent Bureau publishes the translation of claims and issues a certificate confirming European patent extension within 3 months from the day the application was filed.
For questions, please, contact Valters Gencs, attorney at law at email@example.com
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