Ukrpatent receives letters of support from patent offices of European countries. A letter from the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania.
Dear Mr Kudin, Dear Colleagues,
In this difficult hour for Ukraine, please let me express complete solidarity with you on behalf of me and my colleagues in the Lithuanian patent office. We are shocked and appalled by the unjustified and illegal military aggression against your nation, your institutions, and people that is carried out by Russian Federation.
We sincerely hope that these unjustified military actions by Russia, grossly violating not only international law but the principles of humanity itself, that are unimaginable in our times, will be stopped as soon as possible.
We are putting all efforts to take any actions that are possible in the realm of our activities including those to avoid the loss of IP rights by the Ukrainian applicants and right holders. We are also prepared to take steps to raise issues in support of Ukraine in IP area on EU and international level. Our employees contribute to any help they are able to provide in this situation.
Lithuanian office firmly stands with you in these unprecedented times, and our hearts go to your colleagues and all the Ukrainian nation.
The State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania
10 March 2022