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    AZ
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    Azerbaijani Manat (AZN)

Industrial Design registration in Azerbaijan

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design applications in Azerbaijan, as well as other design fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Term for filing an industrial design application in Azerbaijan

The term for filing industrial design applications claiming priority in Azerbaijan is six months from the priority date. The term can be extended for 2 months if the applicant fails to file the application in spite of due care.

  • Multiple design applications

Multiple design applications are possible in Azerbaijan.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Azerbaijan

For obtainment of a filing date, it is necessary to provide the Azerbaijani Patent Office with the filing request, drawings and the description in any language (the translation thereof must be provided with two months from the filing date).

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A signed and stamped Power of Attorney should be provided within two months from the date of filing in Azerbaijan. A Power of Attorney should be stamped regardless of whether the applicant is a natural or legal person. In case of absence of the stamp legalization or notarization is required.

  • Priority document

Priority document should be provided within three months from filing the application.

  • Examination of a design application in Azerbaijan

The Patent Office conducts optional substantive examination at the applicant’s, or any interested party's request submitted within 18 months from the filing date of an application, alternatively a patent will be issued at the applicant’s responsibility.

  • Novelty grace period

If the information on the invention is disclosed by the applicant, designer and a third party, that directly or indirectly obtained said information from them, within 6 months before the date of filing, such disclosure does not disprove the novelty of an invention.

  • Validity term

The duration of design patent validity in Azerbaijan is ten years from the date of filing and may be renewed for five additional years.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

Official grant fee, as well as first post-grant annuities, should be paid within two months from the expiry of the term to file oppositions against published applications. The term for filing oppositions is six months from publication of the application.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreigners, it is necessary to perform an industrial design prosecution in Azerbaijan through an agent, registered in Azerbaijan patent attorney.

  • What can be registered

The artistic or design solution of the product, which defines its appearance can be registered as an industrial design in Azerbaijan. Registration is granted for new, original and industrially applicable designs.

  • What cannot be registered

Non-registrable objects are the following:
- solutions determined only by the technical function of the product;
- architectural objects;
- industrial, hydrotechnic and other stationary facilities;
- printed products;
- objects of unstable form from liquid, gaseous, powdery or similar substances.

  •  Note

Online Search Database for International Designs.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 12.01.2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Azerbaijani IP Laws

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