HomeIP-GuideArmenia General informationInvention (PCT National Phase) Armenia
  • International Country Code:

    AM
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    UTC/GMT +04:00
  • Currency:

    Armenian Dram (AMD)

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.

  • The deadline for the Armenian PCT national phase entry 

The term for entering the Armenian national phase is 31 months from the priority date. Restoration is possible on condition of payment of the corresponding fee and providing a valid reason.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Armenia

- Request to grant a patent;
- international application.

  • Language of the Armenian patent application based on PCT

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

  • 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 three months from receiving the corresponding notification from the Patent Office. Legalisation or notarisation of the POA is not required.

  • Examination request

Substantive examination is not stipulated. Patents valid for 10 years are issued on the results of the preliminary examination, while patents valid for 20 years may be issued on the basis of the positive results of the substantive examination carried out by the Patent Office of another country, which should be submitted within 9 years from the filing date of the Armenian application.

  • Novelty grace period

If the information was disclosed by the applicant (author) or any person having obtained the information from the applicant (author) within 12 months before the international 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

It is required for foreigners to perform the Armenian PCT national stage entry through an agent, a registered Armenian patent attorney.

  • 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.
3. Inventions may also be protected as Utility Models in Armenia.

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 Armenian IP Laws

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