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Mongolia

  • International Country Code:

    MN
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +07:00
  • Currency:

    Mongolian Tögrög (MNT)

Mongolian PCT national phase entry

Mongolia
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  • Patent fees

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

  • Deadline for PCT national phase entry in Mongolia

The time limit for Mongolian PCT national phase entry is 31 months from the priority date. The restoration of the priority right is not possible.

  • Filing requirements in Mongolia

The official language of Mongolian patent application is Mongolian. If the complete translation was not filed at the time of Mongolian national phase entry, it may be submitted within 2 months from the invitation of the Patent Office. If a PCT application is amended, both initially filed and amended versions together with any statement under PCT Article 19 must be provided to the Patent Office in the Mongolian language.

To obtain the date of filing a PCT national phase patent application in Mongolia should contain:
- applicant’s and inventor’s details;
- international application materials;
- proof of payment of the corresponding fees.

The legalization of the Power of Attorney is not required. A scan copy thereof may be submitted within 2 months from the date of entering the Mongolian PCT national phase.

If the applicant is not an inventor, the Assignment Deed should be submitted within 2 months from the national phase entry date.

  • Examination of a PCT national phase patent application in Mongolia

PCT applications in Mongolia undergo formal examination only. There is no need to request a substantive examination.

  • 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 international filing date. The official grant fee together with the maintenance fees for the first five years shall be paid in a lump sum within 6 months from the date of the decision to grant a patent. Next maintenance fees for subsequent years shall be paid within 6 months before the anniversary of the registration date. 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

The average processing time for patent registration procedure which has entered the PCT national phase in Mongolia is 12 months.

  • 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 international 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

For foreign applicants residing outside Mongolia it is recommended to perform the patent prosecution through a registered Mongolian patent attorney.

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.

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