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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 two 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 two months from filing the application. Оfficial legalisation is not required.

  • Substantive examination request

The preliminary patent is issued on the applicant's responsibility without substantive examination. Such patent is valid for 10 years. Alternatively, the substantive examination may be requested within 9 years from the filing date of the application and should be based on the results of a substantive examination carried out by the Patent Office of another country, confirming the patentability of the invention.

  • Novelty grace period

If the information was disclosed by the applicant (author) or any person having obtained the information 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 12.01.2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Armenian IP Laws

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