Intellectual property management
Intellectual property is a valuable intangible asset of a company that should be profitable. Intellectual property management, like ownership rights, includes both the direct use of the company’s own designs as part of its development, and the temporary transfer or sale for additional profit.
But in a highly competitive environment, the management of intellectual property in a company carries high risks.
Company in Lithuania UAB experts will help you:
- maximize the effectiveness of investment in intellectual property
- reliably protect the company from unfair competition
- avoid the disputes arising from the acquisition of the facility with incorrectly registered intellectual property right
- protect your rights to use and dispose of intellectual property
Each case is dealt with by experts who have extensive practical experience in the field of intellectual property management of the organization in the direction of business with which the interests of the client are connected.
This allows to minimize risks and find individual optimal solutions for each specific task.
Company intellectual property management includes:
- Consultations on intellectual property rights
- Valuation of intellectual property
- Protection of intellectual property
- Drafting alienation contracts for intellectual property
- The creation of licensing contracts and commercial concession contracts
- Other legal services related to the enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights
Registration of a trademark in Lithuania
A trademark (TM) is a designation for the individualization of goods and/or services of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs.
The registration of a trademark (brand, logo, name, trademark) is a mandatory measure to further protect your authorship, reputation and income of your company.
Words, pictures, volumetric and other symbols or combinations of them in any color or color combination may be registered as trademarks.
What does a registered trademark give:
- legal protection of the mark throughout the registration area
- its unrestricted use for its own purposes and the prohibition of its use by others
- license to use it on a reimbursable basis
- the collateral in various transactions
- an asset that can be sold
Trademark registration services in Lithuania include:
- advice on the protection of the trademark during its creation phase
- advice on the procedure of registration of a trademark
- recommendations for selecting the classes to be specified when registering a trademark
- search for identities and similarities with already registered trademarks
- calculation and assistance in preparing an application
- formation and application for a trademark
- obtaining a Trademark Registration Decision
Individual approach to the formation of a package of services for the registration of a trademark.
The registration of a trademark mark and its payment can be done in stages (search for similarity or identity of the registered symbol with already registered trademarks or submitted applications; registration and submission of an application for registration of a trademark; interaction with an expert in the examination on the merits, correspondence with the Lithuanian Patent Department; obtaining a trademark certificate) and complex turnkey.
Preliminary risk analysis
We always provide detailed information on the possible risks associated with denial of registration and how to deal with them, thus saving considerable time for all procedures and predicting possible results.
Work on the registration of trademarks we conduct through electronic services, which allows to significantly reduce the time of obtaining a trademark, and to cooperate promptly with experts from the Lithuanian Patent Department and clients for the exchange of necessary information and documentation.
International Trademark Registration
The trademark has a territorial effect – that is, is protected only on the territory of the countries where it was registered, but is subject to risks in countries where it is not yet registered. Registration of a trademark in Europe or Asia, Australia or America – Company in Lithuania UAB will help to protect your rights anywhere in the world.
Quickly and reliably
Our company has established, tested relations with foreign patent offices and patent attorneys and our experts have extensive experience in this field and are proficient in the nuances of foreign legislative systems. This is especially important if you are interested in registering a trademark in Asia or another country with a completely different mentality, when it is important not only to know the laws, but also to be able to properly establish a dialogue with the regulator.
Optimal solution for your business
Depending on your business plans, we are ready to offer you registration in individual countries, comprehensive services of international registration of a trademark in the European Union or registration by international procedure, which protects your intellectual property in more than 90 countries.
Methods of international registration of trademarks
1. Registration of a trademark under the national procedure
- Suitable in case you plan to develop a business in 1-3 foreign country.
- Made by separate application for registration of goods the national patent offices of each of your interests countries, mostly through national patent attorneys.
- Requires translation of documents into a foreign language
- Among the expenses are the services of the patent attorney of the country in whose territory it is necessary to obtain a trademark certificate, and duties, customized for each country
- Regulated by national protection legislation intellectual property
- The procedure for registering a trademark in individual countries can take up to 3 years
- Claimants exercise rights that they may be granted in accordance with the Paris Convention
2. Registration of a trademark in the Patent Office of the European Union
- Used if you are planning business development in the territory of EU member states.
- Registration of Community Trademark (STM), i.e. European Trademark, valid in all European Union countries that existtoday or will join the European Union in the future.
- European tradema rk can be registered, transferred, nullified, or null and void only the whole territory of the EU at once.
- The steps of CTM trademark registration include the application to Internal Market Harmonization Authority (trademarks and industrial designs) – OHIM, or through the national agency of the country european economic community.
- The application is made in one of the official languages of the European Union – English, French or German.
- The European Agency has no right to reject the CTM application on the basis of identical or similar signs found in the official search for
- Early and similar to the degree of mixed bid and registration for goods signs. Only third parties can contest the published application for the CTM persons from any EU member country on the basis of earlier national rights.
- oEuropean trademark can be registered in 6 months.
- Registration of a trademark in the European Union is valid for 10 years.
- To ensure the validity of CTM registration, registered European mark must be put into use at least in one EU country within five years of the date of registration.
3. Registration of a trademark by international procedure (under the Madrid Agreement and its Protocol)
- This is international protection of intellectual property in the event business planning in several countries.
- Allows to obtain international registration of a trademark in more than in 90 countries.
The countries parties to the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol:
Albania, Algeria, Austria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Benelux countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands), Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Bhutan, China, France, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Cyprus, DPRK, Egypt, Hungary, Germany, Spain Iran, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Mongolia, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Swaziland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, Vietnam, Macedonia, Liberia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Latvia.
Countries parties to the Protocol to the Madrid Agreement only:
Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahrain, Botswana, Denmark, EU, Estonia, Ireland, Israel, India, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Finland, Ghana, Georgia, Iceland, Norway, United States, Zambia New Zealand, Oman, the Republic of the Gambia, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Colombia, the Philippines, the Republic of Rwanda, Syria, Sao Tome and Principe, Singapore, the United States, Tunisia, Sweden, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Great Britain.
- It is possible to extend legal protection both if there is an application to register a trademark in the country of origin, i.e. if there is a decision to accept an application for consideration, and on the national registration already received, i.e. if there is a trademark certificate (or numbers in the TK Registry).
- The application for international registration of a trademark is made in French, English or Spanish, therefore, there is no need to translate the application into the national languages.
- A single state fee is paid for the application for international trademark registration.
- The examination period of the application for international trademark registration is limited to 18 months.
Steps for the registration of a trademark by international procedure (under the Madrid Agreement)
- Preliminary search for identity and similarity with trademarks in the declared countries
- Formal examination of the application by WIPO International Bureau
- [ Examination of the application by national patent offices
- International Trademark Registration
Legal services of Company in Lithuania UAB for the registration of trademark:
- advice on the international registration of trademarks,
- development of a strategy for the protection of a trademark abroad, depending on the tasks of the Client,
- conducting a preliminary search of identical or similar symbols,
- preparation of documents required for the preparation of an application for the international registration of a trademark,
- handling of cases on request, including correspondence with the International Bureau of WIPO, making changes to the application documents, informing the client about the payment terms of the respective duties,
- preparing and filing an objection to notifications by national patent offices,
- obtaining and transmitting a trademark certificate to the client.