REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
                               LAW                                              
                                                                                
                               ON                                               
                                                                                
                  TRADEMARKS AND SERVICE MARKS                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 1                                           
                                                                                
                       General Provisions                                       
                                                                                
     Article 1. Objective of the Law                                            
                                                                                
     This Law  establishes the  procedure for the registration of               
trademarks and  service marks,  their legal  protection and their               
use in  the Republic  of Lithuania.  For the purpose of this Law,               
the term "mark" shall be used and shall cover both trademarks and               
service marks.                                                                  
     Legal  and  natural  persons  shall  mark  manufactured  and               
presented goods  or rendered  services with trade (service) marks               
registered with  the State  Patent  Bureau  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 2                                           
                                                                                
               Definition and Protection of Marks                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 2. Definition of Marks; Signs Capable of                           
               Constituting a Mark                                              
                                                                                
     Any sign  which distinguishes  the goods  of one person from               
those of  another person  or the  services rendered by one person               
from the  services rendered  by another  person and  which can be               
represented graphically  shall be considered to be a sign capable               
of constituting a mark.                                                         
     In particular, the following signs may constitute a mark:                  
     1) words, personal names or slogans;                                       
     2) letters and numerals;                                                   
     3) pictures, emblems;                                                      
     4) three-dimensional  forms, including the shape of products               
and of their packaging and containers;                                          
     5) color,  combinations of colors and arrangement of colors;               
and                                                                             
     6) any combination of the above mentioned signs.                           
                                                                                
     Article 3. Absolute Grounds for Refusal                                    
                                                                                
     A sign shall not be capable of constituting a mark on any of               
the following grounds:                                                          
     1) it has no distinctive character;                                        
     2) it become the generic name for the goods;                               
     3) it  exclusively designates,  in trade,  the kind  (type),               
quality, quantity, intended purpose, value, place of origin, time               
or means  of production  of the  goods or  of  rendering  of  the               
services, or other characteristics of the goods or services;                    
     4) it is capable of misleading the public; and                             
     5) it  is contrary  to morality  or public  order, including               
ethics of society and humanitarian principles.                                  
                                                                                
     Article 4. Further Grounds for Refusal                                     
                                                                                
     A sign  shall not  be  registered  if  it  is  identical  or               
confusingly similar to:                                                         
     1) marks  which are  already registered  or applied  for the               
same or similar goods or services with the State Patent Bureau of               
the Republic of Lithuania, and which enjoy prior rights;                        
     2) marks  which are  well known in the Republic of Lithuania               
and which belong to other legal or natural persons;                             
     3)  firm  names  or  style  and  signboards  of  such  firms               
belonging to other natural persons or legal entities who acquired               
the right  in these names or means before the application date or               
priority date of the mark;                                                      
     4) appellations  of origin  and indications of source of the               
goods protected  in the Republic of Lithuania, except where those               
names or  indications are included as an unprotectable element in               
mark to  be registered  in the name of a person who has the right               
to use a specific appellation of origin or indication of source;                
     5) a  protected  industrial  design,  a  work  protected  by               
copyright, the  right to  personal name  or portrayal, unless the               
holder of the said rights has given his consent; and                            
     6) the official armorial bearings, flags, official names and               
emblems of  states, the  guarantee and hallmarks, stamps, medals,               
decorations and symbols of religion as well as the abbreviated or               
full names  of international  organizations, unless  the relevant               
institution has given its consent.                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 3                                           
                                                                                
                     Registration of a Mark                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 5. Filing of an Application                                        
                                                                                
     A natural  or legal  person wishing to register a mark shall               
file an application with the State Patent Bureau. The application               
may be  filed in  the name of several natural or legal persons or               
both.                                                                           
     A representative  may act on behalf of the applicant for the               
purposes of  filing the application in the name of the applicant.               
Foreign legal  and natural  persons shall  file applications with               
the State Patent Bureau through a patent attorney of the Republic               
of Lithuania.                                                                   
     An application shall relate to one mark only.                              
     An applicant filing the application shall pay the fees.                    
     Each application shall be filed in Lithuanian.                             
                                                                                
     Article 6. Application for the Registration of a Mark                      
                                                                                
     The  application  for  the  registration  of  a  mark  shall               
contain:                                                                        
     1) a  request stating the name and address of the applicant,               
as well  as, where  applicable,  the  name  and  address  of  the               
representative. Where the applicant is a natural person, the name               
to be  indicated is  the family  or  principal  name.  Where  the               
applicant is a legal person, the name to be indicated is the full               
official designation of the legal entity;                                       
     2) a representation of the mark applied for;                               
     3) the  list  of  the  goods  and  services  for  which  the               
registration is  sought, grouped  according to the classes of the               
International Classification of Goods and Services established by               
                                                                                
the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of               
Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks;               
     4) a document evidencing that the fees have been paid;                     
     5) where  applicable, a  document evidencing  powers of  the               
representative;                                                                 
     6) where  applicable, an indication evidencing that the mark               
applied for is three-dimensional;                                               
     7) where  applicable, an  indication evidencing that a shade               
of color, a combination or an arrangement of colors is claimed as               
a distinctive feature of the mark; and                                          
     8) an  indication evidencing  that the mark applied for is a               
collective mark, together with a copy of the relevant regulations               
relating to the use of the collective mark.                                     
                                                                                
     Article 7. Priority Rights                                                 
                                                                                
     The application  may contain a request to grant the priority               
of one  or more  earlier applications  for the same mark filed by               
the applicant in a country which is party to the Paris Convention               
for the Protection of Industrial Property if the said application               
was filed  by the  applicant or  his successor  in title with the               
State Patent Bureau within six months from the filing date of the               
first application or applications.                                              
     The application  may contain a request to grant the priority               
of the  date on  which the  goods bearing  the mark  which is the               
subject of  that application  were first exhibited at an official               
or  officially   recognized  international   exhibition  if   the               
application was  filed with  the State  Patent Bureau  within six               
months from the opening date of the exhibition.                                 
     An applicant  who intends  to benefit from the provisions of               
paragraphs (1)  or (2) above shall submit before the State Patent               
Bureau a  certified copy of the first application or applications               
or a  certificate issued  by administration  of the exhibition at               
which goods  bearing the  mark had  first been demonstrated. That               
document  may   be  submitted  at  the  time  of  filing  of  the               
application in  the Republic  of Lithuania or within three months               
from that date.                                                                 
     If the State Patent Bureau finds that the requirements under               
paragraph (3) have not been fulfilled, the request referred to in               
paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be considered not to have been made.               
                                                                                
     Article 8. Formal Examination of an Application                            
                                                                                
     A formal  examination shall  be performed  within one  month               
after receipt of an application for the registration of a mark at               
the State Patent Bureau.                                                        
     If the  application meets  the requirements  of Article 6 of               
this Law,  the State  Patent Bureau  shall accept the application               
and grant a filing date and number.                                             
     The State  Patent Bureau  shall address  to the  applicant a               
notification of  acceptance of the application. That notification               
shall indicate  the filing  date, number  of the application, the               
classes of  the goods  or services covered by the application and               
the name and address of the applicant.                                          
     If the  State Patent  Bureau considers  that the application               
does not  fulfill all  the requirements  of Article  6, it  shall               
notify accordingly  the applicant  or his representatives. If the               
application is not corrected within three months from the date of               
notification, it shall be considered not to have been filed.                    
                                                                                
     Article 9. Substantive Examination of the Sign Applied                     
                                                                                
     The examiner  of  the  State  Patent  Bureau  shall  examine               
whether a mark which is the subject of a an application meets the               
requirements of Article 3 of this Law.                                          
                                                                                
     Where the examiner of the State Patent Bureau considers that               
a mark  does not  meet the requirements of Article 3 of this Law,               
it  shall   reject  the  application  and  notify  the  applicant               
accordingly.                                                                    
     The applicant shall have the right, within three months from               
the date  of notification,  to argue  against the decision of the               
examiner  of   the  State   Patent  Bureau,  failing  which,  the               
application shall be rejected.                                                  
     The examiner  of the State Patent Bureau shall, on the basis               
of the  arguments presented  by  the  applicant,  re-examine  the               
application and notify the applicant of its decision.                           
     If the  applicant does  not agree  with the  decision of the               
examiner of  the State  Patent Bureau following re-examination of               
the application,  he shall  have the  right, within  three-months               
from the  date of  receipt of  the notification  referred  to  in               
paragraph (4),  to file, with the Section of Appeals of the State               
Patent Bureau,  a  request  to  review  the  said  decision.  The               
applicant shall  have the opportunity to take part in the hearing               
before the  said Section  of Appeals. The decision of the Section               
of Appeals shall be notified to the applicant.                                  
     The applicant shall have the right, within a period of three               
months from  the date  of receipt  of  the  notification  of  the               
decision of  the Section  of Appeals,  to appeal against the said               
decision before the Court, as prescribed in this Law.                           
     The examiner  of the State Patent Bureau shall notify to the               
applicant the  final decision to register the mark. The applicant               
shall, within  three months from the date of receipt of the above               
notification, pay the fee. If the applicant fails to pay the fees               
in due time, the registration of the mark shall not be effected.                
                                                                                
     Article 10. Withdrawal of the Application                                  
                                                                                
     The  applicant   shall  have   the  right  to  withdraw  his               
application at any stage of the examination procedure or to limit               
the list of goods or services of the application.                               
                                                                                
     Article 11. Registration of the Mark                                       
                                                                                
     The State  Patent Bureau  shall register  trademarks in  the               
Register of  Trademarks and  Service Marks  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
     In respect  of each registration, the Register of Trademarks               
and Service Marks of the Republic of Lithuania shall indicate the               
following: a  representation of  the mark;  the list of goods and               
services in respect of which the mark has been registered with an               
indication  of   the  corresponding   class  or  classes  of  the               
International  Classification  of  Goods  and  Services  for  the               
Purposes of  the Registration of Marks; the number under which it               
has been  registered; the  name and  address of the holder of the               
registration; the  filing date and number of the application; the               
date of  the registration  and the  date of the expiration of the               
registration; if conventional priority is claimed under paragraph               
(1) of  Article 7  of this Law, an indication of earlier priority               
with the  identification of the office with which the application               
whose earlier priority is claimed was filed, as well as the name,               
number and  the filing  date of  that application; if priority is               
claimed under  paragraph (2)  Article 7 of this Law, the name and               
the opening date of the exhibition of the goods bearing the mark;               
the name  of the  representative, if  any; where  applicable,  an               
indication  that   the  mark  is  a  collective  mark,  a  three-               
dimensional mark  and that  color is  claimed  as  a  distinctive               
feature of the mark as well as other data regarding registration,               
usage and protection of the mark.                                               
     Upon request  by any  person having paid the prescribed fee,               
the State  Patent Bureau  shall issue  copies of  the Register of               
Marks in respect of a registration.                                             
                                                                                
     Article 12. Publication of the Registration and                            
               Opposition                                                       
                                                                                
     Once the  registration has  been entered  in the Register of               
Trademarks and  Service Marks  of the  Republic of  Lithuania, it               
shall be  published in  the Official Bulletin of the State Patent               
Bureau.                                                                         
     Within three  months  from  the  date  of  publication,  any               
interested  person  may,  after  payment  of  the  fee,  file  an               
opposition against  the registration  of a mark on the basis that               
it does not comply with the provisions of Articles 2 to 4 of this               
Law. The  opposition, which shall be motivated, shall be filed in               
writing with  the Section  of Appeals of the State Patent Bureau.               
The  holder   of  the  registration  shall  be  notified  of  the               
opposition and  be given  a  right  to  submit  his  observations               
thereon within three months.                                                    
     If the opposition is rejected, the Section of Appeals of the               
State Patent Bureau shall notify accordingly the person who filed               
the opposition and the applicant.                                               
     If the  opposition is  accepted, the  registration shall  be               
declared void  in whole or in part and cancelled accordingly. The               
decision of  the Section of Appeals of the State Patent Bureau to               
that effect shall be published in the Official Bulletin.                        
                                                                                
     Article 13. Issuance of a Registration Certificate                         
                                                                                
     The  State   Patent  Bureau   shall  issue   a  registration               
certificate to  its holder  if, pursuant  to  the  provisions  of               
paragraphs (2)  or (3)  of Article  12 of this Law, an opposition               
was not filed or was rejected.                                                  
     The  registration   certificate  shall   contain   all   the               
information contained,  in  respect  of  a  given  mark,  in  the               
Register of  Trademarks and  Service Marks  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania as provided in paragraph (2) of Article 11 of this Law.               
                                                                                
     Article 14. Amendment of the Register of Trademarks                        
               and Service Marks of the Republic of                             
               Lithuania and of the Registration                                
               Certificate                                                      
                                                                                
     The holder of a mark shall notify the State Patent Bureau of               
the following changes:                                                          
     1) change in the name or address of the holder;                            
     2) change in the name or address of the representative;                    
     3) change  in the  representation of the mark as registered,               
where the  State Patent Bureau considers that the change does not               
relate to the distinctive character of the mark;                                
     4) limitation of the list of goods or services; and                        
     5) change,  in whole  or in  part, in  the ownership  of the               
registration.                                                                   
     The State  Patent Bureau shall, upon payment of the fee, and               
upon submission of any evidence it may require, enter the changes               
in the  Register of  Trademarks and Service Marks of the Republic               
of Lithuania and also in the registration certificate.                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 4                                           
                                                                                
                         Collective Mark                                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 15. Right to a Collective Mark                                     
                                                                                
     A union  (association) of  natural or  legal persons  or any               
other voluntary  amalgamation of enterprises shall have the right               
to file an application for the registration of a collective mark.               
                                                                                
     Article 16. Registration and Use of a Collective Mark                      
                                                                                
     All the  provisions of  this  Law,  with  the  exception  of               
Articles 21  and 22  thereof, shall be applicable to a collective               
mark.                                                                           
     The assignment  of a  collective mark  shall be subjected to               
the consent  of all natural or legal persons which are members of               
the union  (amalgamation,  association,  etc.)  which  holds  the               
registration of the collective mark.                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 5                                           
                                                                                
               Term and Renewal of a Registration                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 17. Term                                                           
                                                                                
     The initial  term of  the registration of a mark shall be 10               
years from the filing date of the application.                                  
                                                                                
     Article 18. Renewal                                                        
                                                                                
     The registration  of a  mark may  be renewed  for additional               
terms no longer than 10 years.                                                  
     The renewal shall be subjected to the following conditions:                
     1) the  filing of a request for renewal within the last year               
of the term of the registration;                                                
     2) the payment of the fee; and                                             
     3) a request for renewal may be filed up to six months after               
the end  of the term of a registration, subject to the payment of               
a surcharge  which shall correspond to 50 per cent of the renewal               
fees.                                                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 6                                           
                                                                                
               Rights Conferred by a Registration                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 19. Scope of Protection                                            
                                                                                
     A mark  registered in  the Republic  of Lithuania  shall  be               
protected for  the goods  or services  listed in the registration               
certificate.                                                                    
     The extension  of  the  list  of  goods  or  services  of  a               
registration may  only be  made  through  the  filing  of  a  new               
application.                                                                    
                                                                                
     Article 20. Rights Conferred by a Registration                             
                                                                                
     The holder  of a  mark shall have the right to prevent third               
parties, from using without his authorization, any sign which:                  
     1) is  identical with  the mark in respect of the same goods               
or services for which it is registered; and                                     
     2) is identical with the mark in respect of similar goods or               
services, or  similar to  the mark  in respect  of  the  same  or               
similar goods  or services,  where there  exists a  likelihood of               
confusion on  the part of the public, including the likelihood of               
association between the sign and the mark.                                      
     At least the following shall constitute using the sign:                    
     1) affixing the sign to goods or to the packaging thereof;                 
     2) offering  goods, or  putting them on the market for sale,               
rental, lending  or any  other form  of distribution, or stocking               
goods  for  these  purposes  under  that  sign,  or  offering  or               
supplying services thereunder;                                                  
     3) importing and exporting of goods under the sign;                        
     4) using the sign on business papers or in advertising; and                
     5) manufacturing  and possessing specimens of the sign, with               
the intention of doing any of the acts referred to in items 1) to               
4), above.                                                                      
     The holder of a registration shall have the right to prevent               
third parties  from using,  without his authorization, in any way               
that jeopardizes  the distinctive  character  of  the  registered               
mark, any sign which is identical or similar to the mark.                       
     At least the following uses of a sign shall be considered to               
be uses that jeopardize the distinctive character of the mark:                  
     1) using the sign as a trade name or as means of identifying               
the premises  of an  enterprise, where such use would, in view of               
the mark and the goods or services for which it is registered, be               
likely to mislead the public; and                                               
     2) reproducing  or referring  to the sign in publications or               
in any  other public  media in  a way that conveys the impression               
that the mark has become the generic name of a particular good or               
service.                                                                        
     The holder of a mark which is considered to be well known in               
the Republic  of Lithuania  shall, even  if it  is not registered               
under this Law shall have the right to prevent third parties from               
using in  commerce, without  his authorization,  any  sign  which               
constitutes a  reproduction, an imitation or a translation of the               
mark. The  concept of  a well  known mark shall be established by               
the State Patent Bureau.                                                        
     Paragraphs (3) and (5) of this Article shall not prevent any               
person from using:                                                              
     1) his own name and address;                                               
     2)  indications  concerning  the  kind,  quantity,  intended               
purpose, value,  geographical origin,  the time  of production of               
goods or other characteristics of goods or services;                            
     3) the  registered  mark  of  a  third  party  where  it  is               
necessary to  indicate the intended purpose of a good or service,               
in particular as accessories or spare parts; and                                
     4) the  registered mark  of a  third  party  in  comparative               
advertising, where  such advertising  is permitted, provided that               
use is  made in accordance with honest practices in industrial or               
commercial matters.                                                             
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 7                                           
                                                                                
                 Transfer and Licensing of Marks                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 21. Transfer of Marks                                              
                                                                                
     The rights  in a  mark may  be transferred with or without a               
transfer of the business of the assignor.                                       
     The transfer  of a  mark may  cover one,  several or all the               
goods or  services to  which it  is applied, but shall not be the               
subject of  territorial limitations  within the  territory of the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
     The transfer  of a mark shall have no effect if the transfer               
has not  been recorded  in the Register of Trademarks and Service               
Marks of the Republic of Lithuania.                                             
                                                                                
     Article 22. Licensing of Marks                                             
                                                                                
     A mark  may be  the subject of an exclusive or non-exclusive               
voluntary license  by its  holder for  some or  all of  goods  or               
services for  which it  is registered and for the whole territory               
of the Republic of Lithuania.                                                   
     The license contract shall have no effect if it has not been               
recorded in  the Register  of Trademarks and Service Marks of the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 8                                           
                                                                                
          Invalidation and Revocation of a Registration                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 23. Invalidation of a Registration                                 
                                                                                
     Upon request by any interested person, the registration of a               
mark may be invalidated by the Court, on the ground that the said               
mark does not comply with Articles 2 to 4 this Law.                             
     Where a  decision of  invalidation is final, the Court shall               
accordingly notify  the State  Patent Bureau,  which shall record               
the decision  in the  Register of Trademarks and Service Marks of               
the  Republic  of  Lithuania  and  publish  it  in  the  Official               
Bulletin.                                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 24. Revocation of a Registration                                   
                                                                                
     The registration  shall, at  the request  of any  interested               
person, be  revoked in  judicial proceedings if it is established               
that either of the following events occurred:                                   
     1) the  mark has  become, in  that part of commerce in which               
the good  or service concerned is traded or supplied, the generic               
name for  goods or  services for  which it  is registered,  as  a               
result of  the treatment  of the  mark as  a generic  name by the               
holder of the registration; or of the inactivity of the holder of               
the registration; or due to such treatment of the mark by others;               
and                                                                             
     2) the mark has not been used or has not been the subject of               
serious preparations for commencement of use by the holder of the               
registration in  the territory  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania,               
without justifying cause, within a period of five years preceding               
the date on which the judicial proceedings were commenced.                      
     In determining, for the purposes of item 2) of paragraph (1)               
of this  Article, whether  a mark  has been used by the holder of               
the registration,  the following  uses shall  be considered to be               
use of the mark by such holder in the Republic of Lithuania where               
it is registered:                                                               
     1) use  of a  sign which differs from the mark as registered               
only in  a way  that does not affect the distinctive character of               
the said mark;                                                                  
     2) use by a person other than the holder of the registration               
with the consent of the latter; and                                             
     3) affixing  the mark  to the  goods  or  to  the  packaging               
thereof solely for export purposes.                                             
     Revocation of  a registration on the grounds as provided for               
in paragraph  (1) of  Article 24  shall come into effect from the               
date on which the court decision becomes final.                                 
                                                                                
     Article 25. Limitations                                                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Where any  of the  grounds referred to in paragraphs (1) and               
(2) of  Article 23  or in  Article 24  apply to  only some of the               
goods or services in respect of which the mark is registered, the               
registration shall be cancelled only in respect of those goods or               
services.                                                                       
     Invalidation or  revocation shall  not  be  allowed  if  the               
holder of  a prior  mark has  knowingly tolerated  the use during               
five years  of a  later mark which had been the subject of a bona               
fide application,  except where their coexistence would be liable               
to mislead the public or be contrary to public order.                           
                                                                                
     Article 26. Right to Register a Mark Validity of which                     
               is Terminated                                                    
                                                                                
     Where the validity of a mark is terminated either because of               
voluntary abandonment  by its holder or lack of renewal, the same               
mark may  be the  subject of a new application in the Republic of               
Lithuania:                                                                      
     1) in  the name of the former holder of the registration, at               
any time  after the date on which the said registration ceased to               
be in  force, unless a new application has been filed in the name               
of another person in accordance with item 2) of this Article; and               
     2) in  the name  of another  person after  a period of three               
years following  the date  on which the registration ceased to be               
in force.                                                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 9                                           
                                                                                
        Consideration of Disputes. Enforcement of Rights                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 27. Institutions for Consideration of Disputes                     
               Concerning the Legal Protection of Marks                         
                                                                                
     Disputes regarding  the registration  and use of marks shall               
be dealt with by the following institutions:                                    
     1) the  Section of  Appeals of  the State  Patent Bureau, in               
respect of  all disputes  relating to  the registration of a mark               
prior to the issuance of the registration certificate; and                      
     2) by  the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania as the               
Court of  the first  instance up  to the time of enactment of the               
Law on the Establishment of District Courts, the Court of Appeals               
and the  Supreme Court  of the  Republic  of  Lithuania  and  the               
Supplementing of  Article 15  of the Court Law of the Republic of               
Lithuania; after  that, by the Vilnius District court, in respect               
of disputes regarding:                                                          
     decisions of  the Section  of Appeals  of the  State  Patent               
Bureau relating  to the refusal to register an application and to               
issue a registration certificate;                                               
     all matters  relating to the invalidation of registration of               
marks and certificates granted;                                                 
     all matters relating to revocation of registration of marks;               
andall matters  relating to  the enforcement of the rights of the               
holder of a mark.                                                               
                                                                                
     Article 28. Enforcement of Rights                                          
                                                                                
     According to  the claim  of the  holder of a mark, the Court               
may adopt a decision to terminate any acts the performance or the               
likely performance  of which may infringe the rights conferred by               
paragraphs (1) to (5) of Article 20.                                            
     The Court,  according to  the claim of the holder of a mark,               
may adopt  a decision  on the reparation of damages to the holder               
                                                                                
of the  mark caused  by performance of any acts that infringe the               
rights conferred by paragraphs (1) to (5) of Article 20.                        
     In addition  to the measures specified in paragraphs (1) and               
(2) of  this Article,  the Court  may re-establish  the situation               
that existed  before the  infringement  and  to  stop  infringing               
actions, to  proceed with  an effective seizure of the goods and,               
when necessary, to destroy illegally used marks, tools that could               
be used  to manufacture  the goods  and the  goods themselves  in               
absence of the possibility to remnove an illegally mark from such               
goods.                                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 29. Acts of the Customs to Enforce the Rights                      
               of the Holder of a Registered Mark                               
                                                                                
     The holder  of a  registered mark  or the  beneficiary of  a               
license may request in writing from the customs administration to               
withhold goods  transported across  the border of the Republic of               
Lithuania which  bear a  mark which  is considered  by  the  said               
holder or  beneficiary as  infringing  their  rights  in  a  mark               
registered in  the Republic of Lithuania. The Customs authorities               
shall promptly  inform the  Public Prosecutor,  the holder  of  a               
registerted mark  and the  person  declaring  the  goods  in  the               
Customs that the said goods have been withheld.                                 
     For the  purpose of  instituting the  legal proceedings  the               
holder of  a registered  mark or the beneficiary of a licence may               
require the  Customs administration  to communicate the names and               
addresses of  the sender  as well  as the  quantity of  the  said               
goods.                                                                          
     The withholding  of the  goods shall be automatically lifted               
if the  plaintiff fails,  within 15 working days from the date of               
withholding, to  furnish evidence the Customs authorities: either               
of the  withholding measures  decided by  the Court  or of having               
instituted legal  proceedings and  furnished the securities which               
way have been required by the Court to cover possible expenses of               
storing such goods.                                                             
                                                                                
     Article 30. Responsibility of the Holder of a Mark to                      
               Compensate for the Losses Incurred in View                       
               of Groundless Claims                                             
                                                                                
     The plaintiff shall be held responsible for compensating the               
defendant the  losses incurred  in view of his groundless claims.               
He shall  also be  held liable  to compensate for the expenses of               
storing goods that had been groundlessly with held by customs.                  
     If proceedings  are satisfied,  the defendant  shall have to               
compensate customs the expenses of storing the goods.                           
                                                                                
     Article 31. Penal Responsibility for Infringement of                       
               the Mark Holder's Rights                                         
                                                                                
     Penal responsibility  for infringement  of the mark holder's               
rights shall  be as  provided for  in the  relevant laws  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 32. Persons Entitled to Enforce                                    
                                                                                
     Infringement proceedings  shall be  instituted by the holder               
of the  mark. However,  the beneficiary  of a licence of the mark               
may  institute   infringement   proceedings,   unless   otherwise               
stipulated in the licence contract.                                             
     Any other  party to  the licence  contract  shall  have  the               
opportunity  to   take  part   in  the   court  proceedings   for               
infringement of rights to a trademark instituted by another party               
and to receive equitable compensation.                                          
                                                                                
     Article 33. Deletion from the Register of Trademarks                       
               and Service Marks of the Republic of                             
               Lithuania                                                        
                                                                                
     A  registration  shall  be  deleted  from  the  Register  of               
Trademarks and Service Marks of the Republic of Lithuania if:                   
     1) the holder of a mark requests in writing its deletion;                  
     2) the  registration of  a mark  has  not  been  renewed  in               
accordance with Article 18;                                                     
     3) it  has been  declared void  pursuant to paragraph (4) of               
Article 12; and                                                                 
     4) it  has been the subject of revocation following judicial               
proceedings.                                                                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
                           Chapter 10                                           
                                                                                
                    International Agreements                                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 34. International Agreements; Rights of                            
               Foreign Legal and Natural Persons                                
                                                                                
     Where international  agreements to  which  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania is  a party establish rights which, for an applicant or               
a holder  of a registration of a mark, are more advantageous than               
those provided  for in this Law and other legal acts thereof, the               
relevant provisions of such international agreements shall apply.               
     Foreign legal  and natural  persons shall  enjoy all  rights               
provided for in this Law and other acts regulating the protection               
of marks.                                                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                           Chapter 11                                           
                                                                                
                          Miscellaneous                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 35. Provisional Regulations                                        
                                                                                
     The rights  of persons who, in accordance with the Decree of               
the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 20 May 1992 On the               
Legal Protection  of Industrial  Property in  Lithuania,  No.362,               
filed  applications  to  re-register  their  USSR  trademark  and               
service mark certificates or certificates granted on the basis of               
Madrid Agreement  Concerning the  International  Registration  of               
Marks and were granted trademark and service mark certificates of               
the Republic  of Lithuania  shall be protected in accordance with               
this Law.                                                                       
     Persons who, pursuant to the Decree of the Government of the               
Republic of  Lithuania of  20 May  1992 On  Legal  Protection  of               
Industrial Property  in the  Republic of Lithuania, No.362, filed               
their  trademark   and  service   mark  applications,   shall  in               
accordance with  the provisions  stipulated in this Law, have the               
right to  be granted  trademark and  service  mark  certificates.               
Priority  of   such  trademarks   and  service   marks  shall  be               
established on  the basis  of applications  duly filed  with  the               
State Patent Bureau.                                                            
     Persons who,  according to  the Decree  of the Government of               
the Republic  of Lithuania  of 10  April 1991, On the Provisional               
Procedure  for  the  Establishment  of  Quotas  and  Issuance  of               
Licenses for  Goods and  Services which  are  Exported  from  the               
Republic of  Lithuania, No. 128, have filed trade mark or service               
mark applications  with foreign  patent offices,  shall have  the               
right to  obtain the priority dates of those foreign applications               
if they  have deposited copies of those foreign applications with               
the State  Patent Bureau  and shall  have the  right to  register               
their marks  in accordance  with the  procedure set forth in this               
Law.                                                                            
     Trade marks  and service marks registered in the former USSR               
shall be  regarded as  invalid if  certificates of such marks are               
not re-registered  with the  State Patent  Bureau by 30 September               
1993  in   accordance  with  the  procedures  prescribed  by  the               
Government of the Republic of Lithuania.                                        
                                                                                
     Article 36. Entry into Force                                               
                                                                                
     The  Law  on  Trademarks  and  Service  Marks  shall  become               
effective on 1 October 1993.                                                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     I promulgate  this Law adopted by the Seimas of the Republic               
of Lithuania.                                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
ALGIRDAS BRAZAUSKAS                                                             
President of the Republic                                                       
of Lithuania                                                                    
                                                                                
3 June 1993                                                                     
Vilnius                                                                         
No.I-173