Patents for inventions. How to apply?
The legal protection is granted to an invention in any field of technology, if it relates to a product or a method, appears as novel, involves an inventive step and is industrially applicable. A product implies an object of human labour. A method denotes a procedure, an approach or a technique of execution of interrelated operations over an object (objects) as well as application of a procedure, an approach, a method or a product for a particular purpose.
The term of an invention patent is 20 years from the filing date. At the request of the patent holder the patent for inventions relating to medicines, pesticides or agrochemicals may be extended for no longer than 5 years. Details (reference to the paragraph 3 of the Article 1 of the Chapter 1 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus No. 160-Z “On Patents for Inventions, Utility Models and Industrial Designs” from December 6, 2002)
An application for a patent of the Republic of Belarus for invention is filed with the National Center of Intellectual Property.
An application for invention must concern one or a group of inventions interrelated in a manner to form a single conception of invention.
An application must contain:
An application is accompanied with the following documents:
The application materials must be drawn up in compliance with the following normative legal acts:
You can get advice on drafting an application: