Geographical indication in Belarus


According to Law, geographical indication includes the concept of "appellation of origin" and "designation of origin of goods".

Legal protection of appellation of origin in the Republic of Belarus is granted by its registration in the Belarussian Patent Office. Based on the registration certificate is issued for the use of the appellation of origin. Legal protection of indications is provided from the date of state registration and valid for 10 years. This term may be extended for another 10 years.
Designation of origin of goods is not subject of state registration, in connection with the fact that its legal protection is carried out on the basis of indication use.

Our experts will accompany you with:
- filing application for indication of origin of goods;
- required documents for the state registration of GI;
- legal advice during examination and registration;
- rights protection in case of infringement.

If you are interested in geographical registration in Belarus, or have any questions on this issue, please contact our experts.