Trademarks and Patents

Trademarks

Trademarks and service marks are signs or indicators used by an economic entity to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities.

A trademark is a type of intellectual property, and typically a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image, packaging or a combination of these elements.

A trademark can be registered in any colour or colour combination.

Legal protection of a trademark in the Republic of Belarus is implemented on the basis of trademark registration at the National Centre of Intellectual Property.

The right for a trademark is protected by the state. On registering a trademark, a certificate is given. The certificate of trademark verifies the trademark priority, the monopoly of a trademark owner on the goods mentioned in the certificate, and contains the image of a trademark.

Documents necessary for the preparation of an application for trademark registration

1. Information about an applicant: name, address, telephone and fax number, e-mail.
2. The image of a trademark and its description.
3. List of goods and services to be registered under the trademark.

Other industrial property objects

The right for an invention, a utility model, an industrial design is protected by the state and is attested by a patent.

The patent for an invention, a utility model, an industrial design attests inventorship, invention priority and monopoly on its use. It gives the owner the right to prevent others from making, using, importing or selling the invention without permission.

An invention in any branch of engineering is granted legal protection if it’s new, has an inventive step that isn’t obvious to someone with knowledge and experience in the subject and is capable of being used in some kind of industry. As a utility model it is admitted a technical decision related to devices and being new and industrially applicable. An industrial design is an artistic, or both artistic and technical solution that determines the appearance of an article.

Documents necessary for the preparation of an application for the grant of a patent
for an invention, a utility model, an industrial design

1. Information about an applicant and a creator.
2. Known analogs of an invention, a utility model, an industrial design (patents, technical literature).
3. The description of an invention, a utility model, an industrial design, mentioning the sphere of use, necessary materials and production technique.
4. Drawings (if necessary).

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