Trademark registration in Lithuania
Trademark validity time registered with the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania (hereinafter – the State Patent Bureau) is 10 years, afterwards renewable each time for a new 10 year period. State fee for registration or renewal is 70 EUR, which includes registration or renewal of a trademark in one class (Nice classification). For every additional class of goods and (or) services the additional payment is 35 EUR is required.
The whole registration process of a trademark takes about 1 year, state fees payable are EUR 70 for filing and EUR 70 upon grant. "Likelihood of confusion or perception of mutual relation" is a principle applied in Lithuania in determining if two marks may co-exist. Opposition against published marks may be submitted within 3 months from the publication date (state fee is 93 EUR).
Further, the Customs authorities may be notified on registered marks, and in this way border control against counterfeited goods is enforced, down to destruction of seized goods. Owners of trademarks may enforce their rights on removal infringing trademarks of unofficial distributors, traders, etc., from advertisement, documents, goods and services.
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