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Armenian PCT national phase entry

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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with the Armenian PCT national phase entry as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Deadline for PCT national phase entry in Armenia

The term for entering the Armenian national phase is 31 months from the priority date. Restoration of the said term is not possible.

  • Filing requirements in Armenia

The official language of proceedings before the Armenian Patent Office is Armenian. If the international application is filed in any other foreign language, Armenian translation thereof should be submitted within three months from the PCT national phase entry in Armenia.

For the national phase entry in Armenia, it is necessary to provide the patent office with:
- request to grant a patent;
- international application.

Power of Attorney must be submitted to the Armenian Patent Office at the time of national phase entry or within 2 months after filing. Legalisation or notarisation of the POA is not required.

  • Examination of a PCT national phase entry in Armenia

Formal examination of an application is conducted within 3 months from the national phase entry. 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 in order to obtain a patent for 20 years. 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 priority date such disclosure does not disprove the novelty of the invention according to the Armenian legislation.

  • 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 international 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 validity period of a patent constitutes 20 years from the international filing date, while the validity period of a short-term patent is 10 years from the international filing date.

  • Duration of registration procedure

It takes an average of 1-2 years from the national phase entry till patent grant in Armenia.

  • Utility Model

In Armenia, it is not possible to enter the national phase of a PCT application as a utility model. Meanwhile, it is possible to obtain a short-term patent for invention which is similar to utility model in other countries.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is recommended to perform PCT national phase entry 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. PCT application may also be nationalised in Armenia via entering the Eurasian regional phase.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 09.04.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Armenian IP Laws