(WIPO code: BY) (last revised July 2020)

by KATZAROV S.A., Geneva, Switzerland and PAG-E-PAG, Minsk - Mr. Sergey Vinogradov, Patent Attorney

General Information

Area

208,000 sq. km.

Population

9,527,543 (estimated July 2018).

Capital

Minsk.

Languages

Belarusian (official), Russian.

Currency

ruble (BYN); 2.06 rubles = 1 U.S. dollar (September 2019).

General Remarks

One of the ex-USSR republics, Belarus is now an independent State with its own Patent Office (National Center of Intellectual Property - NCIP). The first Belarusian Patent, Trademark and Industrial Design Laws came into force on February 5, 1993.