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November 2, 2016
The Patent Law Treaty came into force in Belarus

The Patent Law Treaty (PLT) adopted in Geneva on 1 June 2000 came into force in Belarus on October 21, 2016.

In particular, the Art. 5 of the Patent Law Treaty stipulates that the date of filing patent applications for inventions, utility models which were received by the National Center of Intellectual Property of Belarus on or after October 21, 2016 will be established by the date of receipt of the following documents:

  • request for the granting of a patent for invention, utility model;
  • description of invention, utility model;
  • drawings, if the description refers to them.

If the above-mentioned documents are not filed simultaneously the filing date of patent application for invention or utility model will be established by the date of receipt of the last document.

Additionally, the National Center of Intellectual Property of Belarus resumed its services concerning registration of computer programs.


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