Lithuania

Overview

UP 

Yes

UPC 

Yes

Status of ratification

A bill on ratification of the UPC Agreement was approved on 3 November 2017. It will enter into force on 1 July 2017.

Local or Regional CFI 

Regional. Lithuania will be part of the Nordic-Baltic regional division of the UPC with Sweden, Estonia and Latvia (as established on 4 March 2014, read more on this on the related link below). A bill on the establishment of a Nordic-Baltic regional division of the UPC was approved on 3 November 2017.

Location/Venue of CFI

Schleegatan 7, 112 28 Stockholm, Sweden.

Judges 

Two regional judges and one judge from the pool.

Languages 

English

UP/UPC implementing legislation

The amendments of the Law on Patents implementing UP/UPC legislation came into force on 1 July 2017.

Other UP matters of interest 

No information as yet.

Related links

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-14-46_en.htm

Twobirds contact 
Wouter Pors, Katharine Stephens, Michael Alt.

*Information for this country provided by Renata Beržanskienė and Ignas Motiejūnas of Sorainen, Vilnius.