COUNTRY : REPUBLIC OF BELARUS
CAPITAL : MINSK
LANGUAGE : BELARUSIAN & RUSSIAN
The Intellectual Property Rights Office of Belarus is known as the National Centre of Intellectual Property.
INTERNATIONAL TREATIES TO WHICH
Belarus IS SIGNATORY
(i)Paris Convention for the protection of Industrial Property
(ii) Patent Co-operation Treaty PCT.
(iii) Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights TRIPS.
(iv)Eurasian Patent Convention.
TIME LINE NATIONAL PHASE ENTRY – PCT
Chapter I Chapter II Under PCT Article 22 Under PCT Article 39(1)
NATIONAL PHASE ENTRY – 31 31 REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION – COMPLIANCE WITH OFFICE ACTIONS – MISCELLANEOUS COMPLIANCES –
If Eurasian Patent Office Designated or Elected - 31 Months
Months from the date of priority or International filing whichever is earlier.
TIME LINE CLAIMING CONVENTION PRIORITY
Claiming Convention Priority
FILING WITH NATIONAL PATENT OFFICE – 12 Months REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION – COMPLIANCE WITH OFFICE ACTIONS – MISCELLANEOUS COMPLIANCES –
Patent legislation in
Patents in Russia can be granted by:
- The Eurasian Patents Office - EAPO
Basics regarding patentability of inventions in
Inventions may relate to products, processes or industrial applications. Patents are therefore granted to inventions that:
i) Are New or Novel
ii) Involve an inventive step
iii) Comprise of a process or an Industrial application of the invention.
For an Invention to be patentable, it should contain the following:
(i). Novelty: An invention is considered new or novel if it is not included in the state of the art. State of the art consists of all the information available and accessible to the public prior to the date of filing for the patent application nationally or internationally by means of its description, use or any other method by which it may be known or utilised by experts in the field.
(ii). Inventive Step: is, given the prevailing state of the art, it is not obvious to an expert in that field. An invention is considered "obvious" when it is within the grasp of a skilled person in that field of expertise & therefore to be expected from him.
(iii). Industrial Application: of the invention would be "when the object of the invention may be produced, manufactured or used in any kind of industry including agriculture"