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Azerbaijan

  • International Country Code:

    AZ
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +04:00
  • Currency:

    Azerbaijani Manat (AZN)

Azerbaijani PCT national phase entry

Azerbaijan
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  • Patent fees

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

  • Time limits for entering the PCT national phase in Azerbaijan 

The Azerbaijani PCT national phase entry application must be filed within 30 months (under PCT Article 22(1)) and within 31 months (under PCT Article 39(1)(b)) from the priority date. The Azerbaijani legislation does not stipulate the restoration of this term.

  • Minimum filing requirements

For obtainment of a filing date, it is necessary to provide the Azerbaijani Patent Office with the request to grant a patent, patent specification, abstract and drawings in any language. All other documents, as well as the translation of the application, may be provided later.

  • Language of the Azerbaijani patent application based on PCT

A patent application may be filed in any language; however, the translation into Azerbaijani should be provided within two months from entering the Azerbaijani national phase. Additionally, patent claims and abstract should be translated into Russian.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A signed and stamped Power of Attorney should be provided within two months from the national phase entry date in Azerbaijan. A Power of Attorney should be stamped regardless of whether the applicant is a natural or legal person. In case of absence of the stamp legalization or notarization is required.

  • Substantive examination request

The substantive examination may be requested within 18 months from the date of entering the Azerbaijani national phase. The substantive examination is conducted after the corresponding request is filed, and examination fee is paid. Alternatively a patent will be issued at the applicant’s responsibility.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

Official grant fee, as well as first post-grant annuities, should be paid within two months from the expiry of the term for filing oppositions against published applications. The term for filing oppositions is six months from publication of the application.

  • Novelty grace period

If the disclosure of the information on the invention was made by the applicant, author and a third party, that directly or indirectly obtained said information from them, within 12 months before the date of international filing, such disclosure does not disprove the novelty of an invention.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

Foreign applicants must perform the PCT national phase entry in Azerbaijan through an agent, a registered Azerbaijani patent attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Database for Eurasian patents (EAPO).
2. PCT application may also be nationalized in Azerbaijan via entering the Eurasian regional phase.
3. Inventions may also be protected as Utility Models in Azerbaijan.

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 Azerbaijani IP Laws

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