Azerbaijan

  • International Country Code:

    AZ
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +04:00
  • Currency:

    Azerbaijani Manat (AZN)

Trademark in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan
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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Azerbaijan, as well as other trademark fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Azerbaijan.

  • Filing requirements in Azerbaijan

The official language of proceedings before the Azerbaijani Trademark Office is Azerbaijani. In case all the remaining documents are filed in any other language the translation thereof should be submitted within 2 months as of the filing date.

To obtain a filing date, an applicant should provide the Trademark Office with the following:
- a request for registration of a trademark;
- applicant’s name and address;
- a representation of a trademark;
- a list of goods and/or services.

A certified copy of the Priority Document together with its Azerbaijani translation should be filed within 3 months from the filing date.

A sealed/stamped Power of Attorney should be submitted within 2 months from the filing date. In case the stamp is not available, the Power of Attorney must be notarised. The Azerbaijani translation of the document submitted in other languages should be provided within 2 months after the date of document submission.

  • Examination, publication, and opposition of a trademark application in Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani trademark application undergoes both formal examination and substantive examination. The opposition period is not stipulated for a trademark application in Azerbaijan. Non-official observations (informing letter to the Trademark Office) against an Azerbaijani trademark application may be filed for national applications within the examination stage.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

The official fee for trademark registration in Azerbaijan should be paid within 4 months from issuance of the decision to register a trademark. The trademark in Azerbaijan is valid for ten years from the filing date. A trademark may be renewed for successive periods of 10 years within 12 months before the expiration date. It is possible to renew a trademark within a grace period of six months after the expiration date on condition that a surcharge is paid. Reinstatement of a lapsed trademark after grace period expiration is not possible.

  • Duration of registration procedure

In case the prosecution process goes smoothly, it takes 8-12 months to obtain a trademark registration in Azerbaijan.

  • Use requirement

The non-use grace period in Azerbaijan is 5 continuous years from registration. After its expiry, any interested party may initiate the cancellation action based on non-use to the Board of Appeal of Azerbaijan.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

Foreign applicants residing outside Azerbaijan must perform a trademark prosecution in Azerbaijan through an agent, registered Azerbaijani trademark attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Database for International Trademarks.
2. Response to the provisional refusal of international trademark registration must be filed within 3 months from the date of its receipt by the holder. This term can be restored within 6 months after its expiration. The language of the response is Azerbaijani. It is necessary to appoint a local representative for filing the response and/or requesting a restoration. Final refusal may be appealed in the court within 3 months from the date of its receipt.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 19.01.2022
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Azerbaijani IP Laws

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