LT Lithuania (competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authorities)

The State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania has specified, with effect from 1 June 2017, the Visegrad Patent Institute (VPI), in addition to the EPO and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation), as competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority for international applications filed by nationals and residents of Lithuania with the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania, or with the International Bureau, as receiving Office. (Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex C (LT)).