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  • International Country Code:

    AM
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +04:00
  • Currency:

    Armenian Dram (AMD)

Patent in Armenia (non-PCT)

Armenia
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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.

  • 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.

  • Filing requirements in Armenia

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

To obtain the filing date, it is necessary to provide the Patent Office with:
- request to grant a patent containing information about the applicant(s);
- description (even if it complies with formal requirements only).

A certified copy of the Priority Document should be submitted within three months from the filing date.

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

  • Examination of an Armenian patent application

Formal examination of an application is conducted within 3 months from the filing date. Substantive examination is not stipulated, therefore preliminary patents are granted at the applicant's liability on the basis of the formal examination. Within nine years from the Armenian filing date it is necessary to submit substantive examination results carried out by a patent organisation having the status of an international preliminary examination body or another authorized agency. If the results are not submitted, patent validity is restricted to 10 years from the filing date instead of 20.

  • Novelty grace period

If the information was disclosed by the applicant (inventor) or any person having obtained the information from the applicant (inventor) within 12 months before the filing or priority date, such disclosure does not disprove the novelty of the invention.

  • Grant, validity term and maintenance fees

The official fees for grant and publication should be paid within three months from receipt of the decision to grant a patent. Annual maintenance fees are payable in advance for the next validity year. They are due from the second year of validity. The due date is the anniversary of the filing date. Late payment may be made within the grace period of six months if 50% of the annual fee is paid as a surcharge. The period of validity constitutes 20 years from the filing date.

  • Duration of registration procedure

If the prosecution process goes smoothly, it takes approximately 1-2 years to obtain a patent in Armenia.

  • Utility Model

Utility model protection is available under the Armenian legislation. It must be new, unobvious and industrially applicable. Methods may be protected as utility models. Validity term of a utility model in Armenia is 10 years from the filing date. The procedure of obtaining utility model protection takes approximately 1-2 years.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is recommended to perform patent prosecution through an agent, a registered Armenian patent attorney. However, it is mandatory for foreigners to provide the Patent Office with the Armenian address for correspondence.

  •  Notes

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

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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