Trademark infringement cases are becoming more and more frequent in the Intellectual Property Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus, which started operating in March 2000. This Chamber is the only court in Belarus empowered to consider disputes relating to intellectual property, irrespective of the subject and parties involved. And as of 2012, patent attorneys have been entitled to represent clients there. The Chamber’s decisions come into force immediately after their announcement and are not subject to appeal. They may be reviewed only by way of supervision, upon protests of higher officials of the Supreme Court or the Prosecutor’s Office.