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Okt 28, 2014 (Newsletter Issue 16/14)
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New Trademarks and Designs E-Filing System

From 30 September 2014, the submission of the trademarks and designs applications and other related documents can be filled through the newly amendment electronic system of the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania (SPB). A new system allows to fill the applications and send other documents and communications more easily and faster.

Together with the new system the electronic services have been extended; now the applicant can not only submit the application for registration of a new IP right, but also can make requests for other actions, review the status of the documents, find the history reports.

Electronic applications, signed by the person or his representative, have the same legal effect as paper-based documents. SPB issued documents will also be submitted electronically and signed with an electronic signature. For the submission of electronic documents, no special electronic equipment is required. The electronic application can be made via the SPB secure access website or e-government gates

Applicants are given the opportunity to take advantage from electronic classification of goods or services, the system ensures the good quality of images in the applications.

E-filling system is designed and implemented in collaboration with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) under the Cooperation Fund program.