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5 October 2022

Director General of the National Center of Intellectual Property Uladzimir Rabavolau took part in the first meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for consideration of the possibility to grant consent to the use of certain designations in trademarks and service marks. The Commission was established in accordance with the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of August 28, 2020 № 512 «On granting consent to the use of certain signs».

Let us remind you that in accordance with Section 4 of Article 4 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus of February 5, 1993 № 2181- XII «On Trademarks and Service Marks» anyone can include the name of the Republic of Belarus in his trademark as a non-protected element. To do that you need to apply to the appropriate commission of the State Committee on Science and Technology.

Detailed information on the procedure for obtaining consent to include the name of the Republic of Belarus as a non-protected element in a trademark can be found in the article by A. Zayats and A. Karayev «Issues of Using State Symbols of the Republic of Belarus in a Trademark», published in the scientific and practical journal «Intellectual Property in Belarus» № 3-2021.

By the way, anyone can subscribe to the scientific and practical journal «Intellectual Property in Belarus» (subscription indexes in the «Belpochta» catalogs 009212 (departmental), 00921 (individual)):

at the post offices of Belpochta;
via the «Internet-subscription» system on the web-site of Belpochta www.belpost.by;
by means of payment and information terminals;
by a letter carrier at home.

Individuals can also subscribe to a PDF-version of the magazine (including issues for 2021) on the website of LLC «Electronic Systems and Services» www.belpressa.by.


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