Order No 3R-50 of 18 August 2009 of the Director of the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania Amending the Order No 3R-132 of 1 December 2005 of the Director of the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania on Approval of Rules on Appeals and Protests AP/01/2005 (Official Gazette (Valstybės Žinios), 2009, No 1014238).
The Order approved a new version of Rules on Appeals and Protests, which settle the procedure of submitting and hearing appeals and protests in the Department of Appeal of the State Patent Bureau, the adoption of decisions and the procedure of their appeal. According to the new order, appeals and protests shall be filed in writing at the state order to Applications Receiving and Document Management Division directly or by post. An appeal may be brought in 3 months after the day of dispatching a decision of an expert (the deadline may by extended by two months), and protests may be brought in three months after a registered topography, design, trademark is published in official gazette. An owner of a protested topography, design or trademark must in three month file an answer top the protest. The decision of the Appeal Division may be appealed before the Vilnius County Court. This Law also approved protests forms on topography registration, on design registration and on trademark registration.
The Order came into force on 1 January 2010.