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  • International Country Code:

    IR
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +03:30
  • Currency:

    Iranian Rial (IRR)

Patent in Iran (non-PCT)

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  • Patent fees

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

  • Term for filing a patent application in Iran

The term for filing a patent application in Iran claiming priority is 12 months from the priority date. Restoration of this term is not applicable.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Iran

To obtain a filing date, it is necessary to submit a Power of Attorney duly legalised up to the Iranian Consulate, copies of specifications and claims (in Persian and English), a summary of the specification in Persian (not exceeding 1 page) and four sets of the formal drawings, if any.

  • Language of the Iranian patent application

The official language of the Iranian patent application is Persian.

  • Priority document

A certified copy of the priority document should be filed simultaneously with the application or within two months from the filing date.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The original of the Power of Attorney should be legalized and submitted simultaneously with the filing of the PCT application in Iran or within 2 additional months from the filing date. The deadline for submitting the documents is 60 days from date of receiving the notice from Patent Office. Extension for two months can be obtained.

  • Incorporation Certificate

If an applicant is a legal entity, a simple copy of the Incorporation Certificate with an English and Farsi translations (no notarization or legalization is required) should be submitted within 60 days from the date of receiving the notice from the Patent Office.

  • Substantive examination request

The Patent Office of Iran examines patent applications for substantive grounds, checking similar/identical and prior patents filed. However, all patent applications in Iran undergo examination with a research institute or a university for novelty, industrial applicability and inventive step before patent granting. Examination with a research institute or a university starts automatically once the examination on formal requirements is completed.

  • Grace period

Novelty grace period in Iran is not applicable.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

The official grant fee should be paid within 60 days from receiving the Notice of Allowance. Maintenance fees must be duly paid by the applicant to the Industrial Property Office for the remaining period of the patent validity. The first annuity should be paid at the time of filing a patent application in Iran and subsequent annuities within 2 months before the anniversary of the filing date. Examination fees have to be settled after the submission of all required documents. Late payment is possible within a six-month grace period after the due date by paying a corresponding surcharge.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For the foreigners, it is necessary to perform the patent prosecution in Iran through an agent, registered Iranian patent attorney.

  •  Note

Online database for Iranian Patents.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Jah & Co. IP on 28.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Iranian IP Laws

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