SEIMAS                                             
                           RESOLUTION                                           
            ON THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE PATENT LAW                           
                  OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania resolves:                          
     I. To establish that:                                                      
     1. The Patent Law of the Republic of Lithuania shall protect               
the rights   of  the persons  who, pursuant  to the  Republic  of               
Lithuania Government   Decree No.362 of 20 May 1992 "On the Legal               
Protection of Industrial  Property in the Republic of Lithuania",               
have re-registered the USSR patents and inventorship certificates               
and have  been granted the patents  of the Republic of Lithuania.               
Annual fees for the USSR inventorship  certificates re-registered               
into the  patents of  the Republic  of Lithuania  shall  be  paid               
beginning with the first year of patent validity.                               
     2. Person who have filed the patent applications pursuant to               
the Republic   of  Lithuania Government  Decree No.362  of 20 May               
1992 "On  the Legal   Protection  of Industrial  Property in  the               
Republic of  Lithuania", shall   have  the right  to  be  granted               
patents according  to the provisions stipulated  in this Law. The               
priority of  such patent  application shall  be established    in               
accordance with  the date  of filing  such application  with  the               
State  Patent   Bureau  of   the  Republic   of  Lithuania.  Such               
applications  may   contain  a   request  to  grant  priority  in               
accordance with  the date  of  filing a previous application with               
the USSR  Patent Office,  which remained   pending  by 31 January               
1992. The priority date for such application  shall be granted in               
accordance with the filing date of a previous  patent application               
with the USSR Patent Office or the conventional  priority date.                 
     The application  may contain  a request to grant priority in               
accordance   with a  previous international  patent  application,               
filed in  accordance   with the Patent Cooperation Treaty, if the               
USSR Patent  Office was   so  requested, but  the patent  was not               
granted. The  priority date  shall   be established in accordance               
with  the   international  application   filing     date  or  the               
conventional priority date.                                                     
     An application  may contain  a request  to grant priority in               
accordance   with a  previous patent  application, deposited with               
the State  Patent  Bureau prior to the adoption of the Government               
of the  Republic of   Lithuania  Decree No.362 of 20 May 1992 "On               
the Legal  Protection of   Industrial Property in the Republic of               
Lithuania". The  priority date   of  such applications  shall  be               
granted  in   accordance  with  the  date    of  depositing  such               
applications with the State Patent Bureau.                                      
     3. Persons  who, according to the Government of the Republic               
of Lithuania   Decree No.126 of 10 April 1991 "On the Provisional               
Procedure  for  the  Establishment  of  Quotas  and  Issuance  of               
Licences for  Goods and  Services   Exported from the Republic of               
Lithuania", have  filed patent  applications  with foreign patent               
offices and provided copies thereof with the State  Patent Bureau               
shall have the right to file within 6 months from the date of the               
entry into  force of  this Law  patent applications as prescribed               
by this Law and request to be granted priority date in accordance               
with the date of filing such copies with the State Patent Bureau.               
     4. The  patents and inventorship certificates granted by the               
USSR Patent   Office, but not re-registered with the State patent               
Bureau of the  Republic of Lithuania in the procedure established               
by the  Government   of the  Republic of  Lithuania, shall not be               
considered valid.                                                               
     II. To  propose the  Government of the Republic of Lithuania               
to take   actions to join the Paris Convention for the Protection               
of Industrial  Property and the Patent Cooperation Treaty, and to               
                                                                                
conclude  the   bilateral  agreement  with  the  European  Patent               
Organization on cooperation in  the field of patents.                           
     III. To  propose the Government of the Republic of Lithuania               
to draft   and  submit prior  to 1 June 1994 to the Seimas of the               
Republic of  Lithuania   the Laws  on Service  Inventions and the               
Procedure for the Conclusion  of Licence Agreements.                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
ČESLOVAS JURŠĖNAS                                                               
Seimas Speaker                                                                  
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
18 January 1994                                                                 
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