Lithuania, Amendments To Trademark Law

Lithuania, Amendments To Trademark Law

Several amendments have been made to the trademark law in Lithuania following its accession to the EU. One of the main changes concerns the acknowledgement and enforcement of CTM owners’ rights: it is now possible to bring an opposition or claim with the court against national or international trademarks filed for registration or registered at a later date in Lithuania. CTM owners have also acquired the right to oppose to the registration of similar trademarks, regardless of whether the goods or services in question are similar. Furthermore, the addition of part 7 to Art. 50 stipulates that the owner of a trademark may prohibit the use in Lithuania of the Community trademark, which were applied for before the date of accession.