Design maintenanceThe term for design protection in Belarus is 10 years from the filing date. This term can be extended but not more than for five years.
In order to keep a patent in force patent maintenance fees must be made to Belarus Patent Office annually. Official fee for each subsequent year shall be forwarded till the end of this year. This term could be extended for 6 month. In this case, the annual fee is increased by 50 %.
The patent can be terminated in case of non-payment of the annual fee for maintaining. But the rightholder may file a petition for reinstatement of a design patent after debt payment. This is possible in case if patent hasn’t expired.
The following documents and information are required for maintance:
In order to timely maintenance of patent, our experts:
- monitor and control terms of maintenance;
- send you reminder concerning payment term in advance;
- prepare all required documents.