Trademarks: Lithuania

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention, Madrid Agreement & Nice Agreement.

Classification : Nice Classification (8th Edition); Multi-Class Filing

What is Registrable : Trademarks, Service Marks and Collective Marks.
What is Not Registrable : Certification Marks.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes
Examination : Yes – Formal & substantive Examination
Publication : Yes – in the Official Bulletin after registration
Opposition : Yes – within 3 months as of publication date.
Time Frame for Registration : 12 months
Registration Term : 10 Years from filing date
Renewal Term : 10 Years
Grace Period for Renewals : 6months after expiration date with 50% additional fees.
Use Requirement for filing : None

Cancellation : The registration of a mark may be revoked if, within a period of five years after the issue of the registration certificate, a genuine use of the mark has not been started by the proprietor of the mark in the Republic of Lithuania or the proprietor has not expressed serious intention to use the mark in respect of the goods and/or services for which it is registered, or if the mark has not been put to genuine use for a period of five continuous years, except in cases where the use of the mark was prevented by serious reasons, such as, e.g., restrictions on imports or other circumstances beyond the proprietor’s control.

Marking Requirements : Optional

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? Yes
Can pending applications be Assigned ? Yes

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? Yes
Can pending application be Licensed ? No – only registrations

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. A simply signed and sealed power of attorney.
  2. The name and address of the applicant.
  3. Fifteen prints of the trademark (size 8 x 8 cm).
  4. The list of the goods and/or services and the classes pertaining thereto.
  5. An explanation or meaning and the origin of the trademark.
  6. A priority document, if priority is to be claimed.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed and sealed.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed and sealed by the Assignee.
  2. Assignment Deed signed by the Assignor and Assignee.

License Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed and sealed.
  2. A document certifying the conclusion of the License Contract signed by both parties or a Notarized Extract from the License Contract.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney under new Name simply signed and sealed.
  2. Official document certifying change of Name such as Extract from Commercial Register.

 

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