Former extension state

Lithuania (The extension system continues to apply to European and international patent applications filed before 1 December 2004.)

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Fees Law Appendix I

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

EUR

3rd

81

4th

92

5th

115

6th

139

7th

162

8th

185

9th

208

10th

231

11th-15th

289

16th-20th

347


Fees Law Appendix I

2

(a) Due date (in the patent year concerned)

(b) Time limit for payment (without surcharge)*

(c) Earliest possible date for payment

 

(a) Last day of the patent year preceding the patent year for which the renewal fee is due (the patent years starting on the anniversary of the date of filing)

(b) n/a

(c) Payment may not be made more than 2 months before due date.


Fees Law
Art. 36(4) PL

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months from due date

(b) 50%


Art. 36(5) PL

4

Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment

(a) provided for?

(b) date of despatch

 

(a) Yes

(b) after the due date


Art. 36(5) PL

5

Restitutio in integrum

(a) provided for?

(b) time limit for submitting application

 

(a) Yes (request fee: EUR 173)

(b) Within two months of removal of the cause of non-compliance with the time limit or within 12 months of expiry of the non-observed time limit or, in cases of non-compliance with the time limit for payment of renewal fees, within 12 months of expiry of the grace period prescribed in Article 5bis of the Paris Convention, whichever period ends earlier.


Art. 33 PL
Art. 12 PLT

6

Appointment of a national professional representative for

(a) payment of fees

(b) communication of a reminder of non-payment

(c) proceedings in respect of restitutio in integrum

 

(a) and (c) Yes

Legal or natural persons who have no residence, permanent place of business, registered branch or representative office in Lithuania, in the EEA or in an EPC contracting state must appoint a patent attorney who has been entered on the List of Patent Attorneys of Lithuania.

(b) n/a

7

Information regarding lapse of patent in cases of non-payment of renewal fees

 

Entry in the patent register

Publication in the official bulletin

Online at http://vpb.lrv.lt


Art. 29 PL
R. 42 Reg.

* For first renewal fee to be paid, see Art. 141(2) EPC.

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