November 27, 2013
Simplification of the patent registration procedure in Lithuania

The agreement to simplify the procedure of obtaining registration of patent was signed between the European Patent Office (EPO) and Lithuania’s State Patent Bureau (SPB) on October 29, 2013.

According to this agreement for Lithuanian Inventors following benefits will be launched:

- the EPO will conduct searches on behalf of the SPB to check the patentability of inventions claimed in national patent applications;
- the cost for search services will be reduced for Lithuanian applicants;
- companies registered in Lithuania, especially small and medium enterprises, as well as non profitable organizations are expected to gain many advantages from this agreement.

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