IMPORTANT: Notice on the subsequent renewal of suspended time limits related to the payment of fees and performing of actions

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2021 04 07

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Government of the Republic of Lithuania has decided do not extend the restrictions related to free movement of persons, time limits related to the payment of fees and performing of actions provided by the Law on Fees, Patent Law, Design Law and Trademark Law (hereinafter – the Laws) shall be renewed as from 7th of April, 2021.

The current suspension was valid from the 27th of March, 2021 until 7th of April, 2021.

The previous suspension was valid from the 16th of December, 2020 until 15th of March, 2021.

Suspension of payment of the fees and time limits means extension of these terms for the period equal to the period of suspension. Actions, for which time limits have been suspended, may be performed after renewal of these time limits within the number of days for which the time limits have been suspended.

Please note that there will be no individual notifications regarding suspension and recalculation of the time limits. Obligation imposed by the Laws for the applicants, owners of industrial property objects and any other interested persons to perform actions according to the time limits provided by Laws shall remain valid (by individually evaluating provisions of the Laws regarding suspension of the time limits and calculation of the time limits applied in a particular case).

Regarding any issues related to the suspension or renewal of time limits please contact the State Patent Bureau by email info@vpb.gov.lt or phone +370 5 278 0290.