Application for a trademark in Belarus goes through 4 phases.
- The first phase is called “formality examination.” At this stage, the application is examined according to compliance with requirements.
- The second phase is called “examination” where the application can be refused by trademark officers on the grounds of proprietary rights or an earlier registration.
- The third phase is called “registration” where the mark is registered once it passed the first and second phases.
- The final phase is called “publication.” At this stage, information about the mark is published for third parties to see and file for the opposition if necessary.