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    AM
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    UTC/GMT +04:00
  • Currency:

    Armenian Dram (AMD)

Patent in Armenia (non-PCT)

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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with filing patent applications in Armenia, as well as other patent fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • The term for filing a patent application in Armenia

The term for filing an Armenian patent application claiming priority is 12 months from the priority date. This term may be extended for two months.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Armenia

- Request to grant a patent, containing information on the applicant(s);
- description and patent claims in optional form.

  • Language of the Armenian patent application

The official language for proceedings before the Armenian Patent Office is Armenian. Foreign applicants may submit an application in any other foreign language; however, the Armenian translation of the application should be submitted within three months from the date of filing the application.

  • Priority document

To confirm the priority right, the applicant must provide the Certified Copy of the priority application within three months from the date of filing the application.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The Power of Attorney must be submitted to the Armenian Patent Office at the time of filing the application or within three months from receiving the corresponding notification from the Patent Office. Legalisation or notarisation of the POA is not required.

  • Substantive examination request

Substantive examination is not stipulated. Patents valid for 10 years are issued based on the results of the preliminary examination, while patents valid for 20 years may be issued on the basis of the positive results of the substantive examination carried out by the Patent Office of another country, which should be submitted within 9 years from the filing date of the Armenian application.

  • Novelty grace period

If the information was disclosed by the applicant (author) or any person having obtained the information from the applicant (author) within 12 months before the filing date or priority date, if priority is claimed, such disclosure does not disprove the novelty of the invention according to the Armenian legislation.

  • Grant and patent maintenance fees

The official fees for grant and publication as well as first post-grant annuities should be paid within three months from receipt of the decision to grant a patent.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

To perform a patent prosecution in Armenia foreigners must appoint a local agent, a registered Armenian patent attorney.

  •  Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Armenian National Patents, Eurasian Patents (EAPO).
2. Patent protection in Armenia may also be obtained via Eurasian Patent.
3. Inventions may also be protected as Utility Models in Armenia.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 04.03.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Armenian IP Laws

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