National Center of Intellectual Property

 

In the Republic of Belarus the State-Owned Institution “National Center of Intellectual Property” (NCIP) carries out direct protection of intellectual property rights and as a patent office performs functions determined by the legislation.

 

Principal tasks of NCIP:

- development of proposals concerning elaboration and implementation of the national policy in the sphere of protection of intellectual property rights in cooperation with concerned republican bodies of public administration and other public authorities;

- participation in the implementation of the integrated national policy in the sphere of protection of intellectual property rights;

- control on observance of the legislation in the sphere of protection of intellectual property rights;

- ensuring of protection of intellectual property rights;

- ensuring of implementation of the legislation in the field of collective management of property rights;

- carrying out information and publishing activities in the sphere of protection of intellectual property rights;

- organization of training (retraining) and professional development of intellectual property specialists;

- carrying out international cooperation, ensuring of fulfillment of international commitments of the Republic of Belarus in the sphere of protection of intellectual property rights;

- providing assistance to creative unions and other social organizations’ activities within its competence.

 

Functions of NCIP:

- in cooperation with concerned republican bodies of public administration and other public authorities participates in development of arrangements intended for the implementation of the national policy in the sphere of protection of industrial property rights (inventions, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, service marks, geographical indications, topographies of integrated circuits, plant varieties), copyright and related rights and in realization of such arrangements;

- generalizes practices of application of the legislation in the sphere of protection of intellectual property rights and develops proposals concerning its improvement and singing of international agreements of the Republic of Belarus in this sphere;

- within its competence develops and in accordance with the established order submits to the State Committee on Science and Technologies of the Republic of Belarus proposals including drafts of normative legal acts concerning issues requiring normative legal regulation;

- accepts for examination applications for granting of protection titles (patents, certificates) for inventions, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, service marks, topographies of integrated circuits, plant varieties, carries out examination of these application and state registration of mentioned objects, grants protection titles, invalidates them in accordance with the established order, conducts relevant national registers;

- ensures protection of state secrets contained in applications for secret inventions, utility models, industrial designs;

- in accordance with the established order organizes consideration of complaints, objections and statements concerning issues of protectability of industrial property objects and other issues within the competence of the Board of Appeals under the patent office fixed by the legislation;

- carries out registration of license agreements, assignment agreements, agreements of pledge of intellectual property rights and other agreements which are subject to registration in NCIP in accordance with the legislation, conducts the national register of such agreements;

- develops proposals concerning types, amounts and terms of payment of patent fees and dues as well as concerning grounds for exemption from patent fees, carries out control over regularity of payment of patent fees and dues;

- organizes development and use by experts of effective technological procedures of examination of applications for industrial property objects, preparation of official bulletins, granting of protection titles (patents, certificates), registration of agreements, conducting of national registers, accounting and control over payment of patent fees and dues using modern information technologies;

- in accordance with the legislation ensures functioning of collective management of property rights of authors and other holders of copyright and related rights;

- within its competence ensures publication of official bulletins and other information and periodical issues;

- organizes training (retraining) and professional development of intellectual property specialists;

- carries out international cooperation and ensures fulfillment of commitments of the Republic of Belarus within the competence of NCIP, represents the Republic of Belarus in the World Intellectual Property Organization and other specialized international organizations, carries out international exchange of patent documentation and information;

- participates in development of proposals concerning improvement of the mechanism of introduction of intellectual property into civil circulation, assessment and accounting of intellectual property objects;

- organizes research activities in the field of protection and management of intellectual property;

- provides to individuals and legal entities methodological assistance, information, legal and other services in the sphere of protection and management of intellectual property;

- carries out evaluation and registration of patent attorneys and control over compliance with the requirements to their activities, conducts the national register of patent attorneys;

- fulfills other functions as provided by the legislation;

 

Management:

 

Director General – Mr. Piotr Broukin

 

Deputy Director General – Head of the Examination Center of Industrial Property – Mr. Aliaksei Baidak

 

Deputy Director General – Mrs. Anzhela Plionkina

 

Address: ul. Kozlova, 20, Minsk, 220034, Republic of Belarus

 

Web-site: http://belgospatent.by/eng/

 

E-mail: icd@belgospatent.by