Thereby, from January 1, 2014 a single scale of patent fees in the Republic of Belarus for residents and non-residents of the Republic of Belarus is functioning.
Patent fees are calculated by payers in foreign currency at the rates established in U.S. dollars or Swiss francs.
Payment of patent fees is carried out by:
If patent fee payer is a non-resident of the Republic of Belarus, the patent fee shall be paid by:
Simultaneously the Law establishes benefits in respect of patent fees.
Thereby, payers – individuals are exempted from patent fees such as:
Other taxpayers – individuals pay 25 percent of the established amount of patent fees.
These benefits are not available with respect to legally significant acts for which the patent fee is charged in accordance with paragraphs 38 - 62, 66 - 69, 71 - 77 of Annex 23 of the TC.
Article 263 of the Tax Code as amended by the Law provides other benefits.
With respect to individual fees for trademark registration on the territory of the Republic of Belarus in accordance with the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement the rates are remained unchanged.