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Intellectual property protection in Iran

Intellectual Property in Iran

1. Iran general info

Iran is a country in Western Asia, which is bordered to the northwest by Armenia, the de facto Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan; with Kazakhstan and Russia across the Caspian Sea; to the northeast by Turkmenistan; to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. Iran is an Islamic Republic. With 78.4 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 17th-most-populous country.

International Country Code:   IR

Time zone: IRST (UTC+3:30); Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Currency:  Iranian Rial (IRR)

Brief information about Patent registration in Iran (non-PCT)

Brief information about Patent registration in Iran (PCT national phase)

Brief information about Trademark registration in Iran

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in Iran

2. IP Legal Base in Iran

Patents, Industrial Designs and Trademarks Registration Act
Act for Protection of Geographical Indications
Act on the Protection of Rights of Computer Software

3. International organizations/agreements

Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Industrial Property General Office
No. 5, Phayazbakhsh Str.
Khayyam Str., Imam Khomeini Square
Phone: (98 21) 6671 2598
Fax: (98 21) 8853 3247

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Iran are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Jah & Co. IP on 23/11/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Iranian IP Laws