Patent maintenance in Belarus

The term of protection for utility model is 5 years from the filing date, for invention - 20 years from the filing date. This terms can be prolongated for not more than 3 and 5 years respectively. In order to keep a patent in force patent maintenance fees must be made to Belarus patent office. The patent can be terminated in case of non-payment of the renewal fee for maintaining.

Maintence fees for invention are charged for each year, starting from the third year from the date of filing. Fees for utility model should be paid annualy, starting from the first year after filing date. Term of payment could be extended for 6 month. In this case, the annual fee is increased by 50 %.
If terms are missed, we are able to file a petition for reinstatement of patent after debt payment and official fee payment (for utility model official fee is double). This is possible in case if patent hasn’t expired.

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.