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15 March 2021

The Day of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus is celebrated annually on March 15. The Constitution is the Basic Law of the state, which underlies the entire legislation system.

The Constitution of the Republic of Belarus was adopted on March 15, 1994 at the 13th session of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus of the 12th convocation and is valid now with amendments and additions adopted at the republican referendums on November 24, 1996 and October 17, 2004.

According to the Article 51 of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, intellectual property is protected by law. By the way, each special law of the Republic of Belarus in the intellectual property sphere is checked for compliance with the Constitution by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus.

For reference:
Thus, the relevant decisions were made by the Constitutional Court in 2013 regarding the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On Amendments and Additions to Certain Laws of the Republic of Belarus on the Legal Protection of Plant Varieties”, in 2015 – the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On Amendments and Additions to Certain Laws Of the Republic of Belarus on the Legal Protection of Trademarks and Service Marks”, in 2017 – the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On Amendments and Additions to the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On Patents for Inventions, Utility Models, Industrial Designs””, in 2018 – the Law of the Republic Belarus “On Amendments and Additions to Certain Laws of the Republic of Belarus on the Legal Protection of Topographies of Integrated Circuits”, in 2019 – the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On Amendments to the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On Copyright and Related Rights”.


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