International Agreements and Treaties

WIPO-Administered Treaties

The Republic of Belarus is a party to 17 multilateral international treaties in the sphere of intellectual property, operating under the auspices of WIPO.

Name Normative legal act of accession Date of entry into force for the
Republic of Belarus
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
(1883 г.)
Regulation of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus on March 11, 1993 № 141 "On the Succession of the Republic of Belarus in Relation to International Agreements on Industrial Property Protection" December 25, 1991
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
(1891 г.)
Regulation of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus on March 11, 1993 № 141 "On Succession of the Republic of Belarus in Relation to International Agreements on Industrial Property Protection" December 25, 1991
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
(1957 г.)
Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus on December 31, 1997 № 674 "On Accession of the Republic of Belarus to the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks, the Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification, Locarno Agreement Establishing the International Classification for Industrial Designs" June 12, 1998
International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
(1961 г.)
Law of the Republic of Belarus on June 24, 2002 № 115-Z "On Accession of the Republic of Belarus to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants January 5, 2003
International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
(1961 г.)
Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus on August 7, 2002 № 440 "On Accession of the Republic of Belarus to the International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations" May 27, 2003
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
(1967 г.)
Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus on October 18, 1968 "On Ratification of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization" April 26, 1970
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
(1968 г.)
Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus on December 31, 1997 № 674 "On Accession of the Republic of Belarus to the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks, the Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification, Locarno Agreement Establishing the International Classification for Industrial Designs" July 24, 1998
Patent Cooperation Treaty («PCT»)
(1970 г.)
Regulation of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus on March 11, 1993 № 141 "On Succession of the Republic of Belarus in Relation to International Agreements on Industrial Property Protection" December 25, 1991
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification (1971 г.) Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus on December 31, 1997 № 674 "On Accession of the Republic of Belarus to the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks, the Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification, Locarno Agreement Establishing the International Classification for Industrial Designs" March 12, 1999
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Paris Act on July 24, 1971 and amended on September 28, 1979) Law of the Republic of Belarus on July 14, 1997 № 62-З "On Accession of the Republic of Belarus to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Paris Act on July 24, 1971 and amended on September 28, 1979)" December 12, 1997
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
(1977 г.)
Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus on May 15, 2001 № 262 "On Accession of the Republic of Belarus to the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure" October 20, 2003
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
(1981 г.)
Regulation of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus on March 15, 1993 № 149 "On Succession of the Republic of Belarus in Relation to the Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol" December 25, 1991
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (1989 г.) Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus on September 7, 2001 № 474 "On Accession of the Republic of Belarus to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks" January 18, 2002
WIPO Copyright Treaty
(1996 г.)
Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus on November 17, 1997 № 592 "On Accession of the Republic of Belarus to the WIPO Copyright Treaty", Law of the Republic of Belarus on June 10, 1998 № 165-Z "On Ratification of the World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty" March 6, 2002
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
(1996 г.)
Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus on November 17, 1997 № 593 "On Accession of the Republic of Belarus to the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty", Law of the Republic of Belarus on June 10, 1998 № 164-Z "On Ratification of the World Intellectual Property Organization Performances and Phonograms Treaty" May 20, 2002
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (together with the Regulations under the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks)
(2006 г.)
Law of the Republic of Belarus on December 10, 2012 № 1-Z "On Accession of the Republic of Belarus to the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks" May 13, 2014
Patent Law Treaty (2000) Law of the Republic of Belarus of 13 July 2016 “On Accession of the Republic of Belarus to the Patent Law Treaty” (National Legal Internet Portal of the Republic of Belarus, July16, 2016, 2/2394) October 21, 2016
Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled (2013) Law of the Republic of Belarus of May 20, 2020 №19-Z “On Accession to the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled” October 22, 2020
The Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (1999) Law of the Republic of Belarus of April 9, 2021 №96-Z “On Accession of the Republic of Belarus to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs” July 19, 2021

UN Conventions on education, science and culture issues

Name Normative legal act of accession Date of entry into force for the
Republic of Belarus
Universal Copyright Convention
(1952 г.)
Regulation of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus on June 7, 1993 № 370 "On Succession of the Republic of Belarus in Relation to the Signed on September 6, 1952 in Geneva Universal Copyright Convention" May 27, 1973
Convention for Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of their Phonograms
(1971 г.)
Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus on August 7, 2002 № 439 "On Accession of the Republic of Belarus to the Convention for Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of their Phonograms" April 17, 2003

CIS Multilateral Agreements

Name Normative legal act of accession Date of entry into force for the
Republic of Belarus
Agreement on Cooperation in the Sphere of Protection of Copyright and Related Rights
(1993 г.)

December 4, 1997
Eurasian Patent Convention
(1994 г.)
Regulation of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Belarus on April 13, 1995 № 3734-XII "On Ratification of the Eurasian Patent Convention" August 12, 1995
Agreement on Mutual Securing of Interstate Secrets in the Sphere of Legal Protection of Inventions
(1999 г.)
Regulation of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus on November 17, 1999 № 1791 "On Approval of the Agreement on Mutual Provision of Interstate Secrets in the Sphere of Legal Protection of Inventions" January 31, 2000
Agreement on Measures for Prevention and Repression of the Use of False Trademarks and Geographical Indications
(1999 г.)
Law of the Republic of Belarus on May 17, 2004 № 279-Z "On Ratification of the Agreement on Measures for Prevention and Repression of the Use of False Trademarks and Geographical Indications" June 29, 2004
Agreement on Legal Protection of Plant Varieties
(2001 г.)
Law of the Republic of Belarus on May 27, 2002 № 106-Z "On Ratification of the Agreement on Legal Protection of Plant Varieties" November 29, 2004
Agreement on Cooperation in the Sphere of Legal Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property and on Creation of the Interstate Council on Legal Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property
(2010 г.)
Law of the Republic of Belarus on July 5, 2011 № 289-Z "On Ratification of the Agreement on Cooperation in the Sphere of Legal Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property and on Creation of the Interstate Council on Legal Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property" August 24, 2011
Agreement on Building and Developing the Intellectual Property Market of the CIS Member-states
(2018)
Regulation of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus №839 “On approval of the Agreement on Building and Developing the Intellectual Property Market of the CIS member-states” January 12, 2019

EAEU Agreements and Treaties

Name Normative legal act of accession Date of entry into force for the
Republic of Belarus
Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union (2014). (Section XXII, Annex № 26) Law of the Republic of Belarus on October 9, 2014 № 193-Z "On Ratification of the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union" January 1, 2015
Agreement on coordinating actions in intellectual property objects enforcement Law of the Republic of Belarus on July 11, 2016 № 389-Z “On ratification of the Agreement on coordinating actions in intellectual property objects enforcement” July 19, 2016
Agreement on the procedure for collective management of copyright and related rights Law of the Republic of Belarus on November 12, 2018 №148-Z “On ratification of the Agreement on the procedure for collective management of copyright and related rights” May 27, 2019
Agreement on trademarks, service marks and appellations of origin of goods of the Eurasian Economic Union (2020) Law of the Republic of Belarus on January 4, 2021 №79-Z “On ratification of the Agreement on trademarks, service marks and appellations of origin of goods of the Eurasian Economic Union” April 26, 2021

Bilateral intergovernmental agreements

Bilateral interdepartmental agreements

Страна
Название соглашения Дата подписания
Armenia
December 17, 1993
Bulgaria
December 22, 1993
Uzbekistan
January 31, 1995
Poland
March 23, 1995
Czech Republic
March 28, 1995
European Patent Office
January 1, 1995
Vietnam
October 26, 2016
Serbia
January 24, 2017
Cuba
August 24, 2017
Turkey
December 15, 2017
Russian Federation 
December 21, 2020
Russian Federation 
December 21, 2020
Republic of Kazakhstan
July 21, 2021
Eurasian Patent Organization
May 20, 2021
Eurasian Patent Organization
May 20, 2021
Russian Federation
September 29, 2021
Belarusian State University
October 20, 2021
All-Russian Society of Inventors and Innovators
June 30, 2022
Armenia
July 18, 2022
Kyrgyz Republic
July 19, 2022