However, the London Agreement will have no effect on the existing translation requirements in Lithuania because the relevant provisions have already been transposed into domestic law and form the basis for the national practice (see Article 59 (3) (2) and (3) Patent Law, as published in "Valstybs inios" No. 85/2005).
Lithuania does not require proprietors of European patents to supply a translation of the patent specification, irrespective of the language in which the Office granted the patent. However, a translation of the claims into Lithuanian is required.
More information on the London Agreement is available on the EPO website (www.epo.org).
Date retrieved: May 20, 2014