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  • International Country Code:

    TM
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +05:00
  • Currency:

    Turkmen new manat (TMT)

Patent in Turkmenistan (non-PCT)

Turkmenistan
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  • Patent fees

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

  • Minimum filing requirements in Turkmenistan

- A request to grant a patent with an indication of the title of the invention, name and address of the applicant and inventor;
- description, claims, and abstract of the invention;
- drawings, if any.

  • Language of the Turkmen patent application

The language of proceedings before the Turkmen IPO is Turkmen. The application materials filed in any other language can be considered as filed if a translation into Turkmen has been provided within three months from the date of filing. 

  • Priority document

A copy of the priority application should be provided to the Patent Office within four months from filing a Turkmen application.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A simply signed Power of Attorney should be provided within three months from the date of filing the application in case the applicant is a natural person, while for legal entities it should be signed and stamped. Official legalization or notarization is not required.

  • Examination system

There are formal, preliminary, and substantive examinations. When the positive results of the formal examination are received, the application undergoes the preliminary examination. On the basis of the preliminary examination results, a decision to grant a Limited patent (valid for ten years) may be issued. To obtain a full patent (valid for twenty years), it is necessary to file a request for suspension of issue of the Limited patent and request the substantive examination within five years from the filing date. The request for substantive examination may be filed by any interested party. Also, the applicant should submit a copy of a patent or a decision to grant a patent issued by other Patent Offices in respect of parallel patent applications.

  • Time limits for amending the application

The applicant may amend or correct the application before the decision to grant a patent is issued. In case the application has been amended within three months from the date of filing, the official fee is not stipulated.

  • Grant and maintenance 

Official fees for patent registration should be paid within three months from the date of issuance of the Notice of Allowance. The first post-grant annuities starting from the 1st year must be paid within said term as well. All next annuities are counted from the filing date and are to be paid before the anniversary of the filing date.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreigners, it is obligatory to perform the patent prosecution in Turkmenistan through an agent, a registered Turkmen patent attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Database for Eurasian Patents (EAPO) Search.
2. It is possible to obtain a Limited patent which will be granted after limited examination. The validity term of a Limited patent is ten years from the filing date.
3. Patent protection in Turkmenistan 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 Turkmen IP Laws

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