Protection of industrial property rights
A strong industrial property rights system is a driving force for innovation, stimulating R&D investment and facilitating the transfer of knowledge from the laboratory to the marketplace.
In Lithuania there is a special national tool aimed to give financial support for the protection of industrial property rights that covers the patents of inventions and design at the European and international level. The national support is oriented to the acquirement of a European patentor a patent issued under the Patent Cooperation Treatyand to the registration of a Community design or a design registered under the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement.
Since 2011 MITA is responsible for the administration of this tool and provides national financial support for business and research organizations. Legal persons (enterprises, research organizations) from Lithuania are acknowledged as eligible participants for this support scheme.