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  • Patent fees

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

  • Term for filing a patent application in Mongolia

The term for filing a patent application claiming conventional priority in Mongolia is 12 months from the priority date. The restoration of said term is not stipulated in Mongolia.

  • Filing requirements in Mongolia

The official language of the Mongolian patent applications is Mongolian. The translation of the specification is allowed to be filed within 2 months from the filing date.

To obtain a filing date, it is necessary to provide the Intellectual Property Office of Mongolia with the following:
- a request to grant a patent;
- description of an invention;
- patent claim(s);
- drawings (if any);
- proof of payment of the prescribed fees.

If priority is claimed, a certified copy of the Priority Document should be submitted within 2 months from filing the application.

The legalization of the Power of Attorney is not required. A scan copy thereof may be filed within 2 months from the filing of the application.

If the applicant is not the inventor, a scan copy of the Deed of Assignment should be filed within 2 months from the filing date. The legalization/notarization is not required.

  • Examination of the Mongolian patent application

The Mongolian patent application undergoes both formal and substantive examination. A request for substantive examination must be filed within 15 months from the date of filing of the patent application in Mongolia.

  • Novelty grace period

There is no novelty grace period stipulated for inventions in Mongolia.

  • Grant, validity term and maintenance fees

The validity term of Mongolian patents is 20 years from the filing date. The maintenance fees for the first five years shall be paid in a lump sum within six months from the date of the decision to grant a patent. All subsequent maintenance fees shall be paid within six months before the deadline. It is possible to pay the annuity fee within a six-month grace period after the due date together with a corresponding surcharge.

  • Duration of registration procedure

It takes an average of 12 months from filing up to grant of a patent in Mongolia.

  • Utility Model

Inventions may also be protected as utility models in Mongolia, which are subject to formal examination only. The validity term of a utility model is 10 years from the filing date and may not be extended. The annuities for the 1st–10th years of validity must be paid in full within 30 days from the date of issuance of the decision of registration.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

It is highly recommended for foreign applicants to appoint a Mongolian registered patent attorney to represent them before the Patent Office.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Ms. M. Regzenbal Patent & TM Agent on 17.01.2020
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity
 with Mongolian IP Laws.