Country code: BY
Location: Eastern Europe
Area: total: 207,600 sq km (water: 0 sq km; land: 207,600 sq km)
Population: 10,322,151 (July 2003 est.)
Capital: Minsk
Languages: Belarusian, Russian
Currency: Belarusian ruble
Religions: Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20%
Industries: metal-cutting machine tools, tractors, trucks, earthmovers, motorcycles, television sets, chemical fibers, fertilizer, textiles, radios, refrigerators
Agriculture - products: grain, potatoes, vegetables, sugar beets, flax; beef, milk
Exports - commodities: machinery and equipment, mineral products, chemicals, metals; textiles, foodstuffs
Imports - commodities: mineral products, machinery and equipment, chemicals, foodstuffs, metals





Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. One representation of the mark (in color if claimed)

3. List of goods/ services according to the Nice classification

4. Priority data (if priority is claimed)

 


Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Inventor’s name and address

3. Specification with claims, abstract and drawings for translation into Belorussian

4. Priority data (if priority is claimed)

 


Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name, address and nationality

2. Name and address of the author

3. Description of the design

4. Drawings or photographs of the design (3 sets recommended)

5. Power of Attorney, no legalization

6. Priority data (if any)

 

Can be filed later:

5. Power of Attorney, no legalization

6. Priority documents (if priority is claimed), to be filed within three months from the filing date

 

Can be filed later:

5. Power of Attorney, no legalization

6. Assignment of rights to a patent

7. Priority documents (if priority is claimed), to be filed within three months from the filing date

 

Can be filed later:

7. Priority documents (if priority is claimed), to be filed within three months from the filing date

 

Use of the mark: compulsory
Non-use period:
5 years
Duration of protection: 10 years after the filing date or last renewal date

 

Examination:
- patent - formal and substantive examination - valid for 20 years from the filing date

 

Duration of protection: 10 years after the filing date

 

Renewals:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Name of Trademark and Reg. No.

3. Classes and list of goods/services

4. Power of Attorney, no notarization

 

Annuities:

- accumulated annuities are payable after the grant of the patent

- annuities for granted patents are payable before the anniversary of the filing date

 

Renewal: additional 5 years

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Assignment form, notarization is required

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Assignment form, notarization is required

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Assignment form, notarization is required

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

 

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