Patents Trademarks | Industrial Designs | Intellectual Property in Mongolia

Mongolia

  • Patents of invention
  • Trade and Service Marks
  • Industrial Designs
  • Domain Names

LEGAL BASIS

  • Patent Law of Mongolia No. 101 (601)/1993, amended as of December 19, 1996, May 21, 1999, and revised edition as of January 19, 2006.

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • Paris Convention, Stockholm Act, since April 21, 1985.
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), since May 27, 1991.

FILING REQUIREMENTS

  • Power of Attorney;
  • Inventor's Declaration;
  • Assignment Deed;
  • Two specifications in English to be translated into Mongolian;
  • Drawings, size 29 x 21 cm (4 copies, if applicable);
  • Priority document, if any.

REMARKS

National Phase of PCT: under Chapter 1: 31 months; under Chapter II: 31 months.
Validity: issued after formal and full examination - valid for 20 years.
Annuities: the first three years are paid with the grant of the application, and must be paid each year thereafter.
Opposition: possible within three months after publication of the application. If a notice of opposition is received or a dispute arises, the grant of a patent is put off until its settlement.

LEGAL BASIS

Law on Trademarks and Geographical Indications of May 2, 2003, in force since August 21, 2003, last amended on June 10, 2010.

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • Paris Convention, Stockholm Act, since April 21, 1985.
  • Madrid Agreement, since April 21, 1985.
  • Madrid Protocol, since June 16, 2001.

FILING REQUIREMENTS

  • Power of Attorney;
  • Applicant's legal address and status;
  • 15 prints (not required for word marks);
  • Priority document, if any.

REMARKS

Kinds of protection: verbal, pictorial and other designations or their combination. Service marks are registrable.
Classification: International.
Obligation to use the registered mark: no longer required since June 10, 2010. Nominal use can be accepted in absence of actual use.
Duration - renewals: 10-year period after the filing date or last renewal date.
Opposition: may be filed within one year from the publication date.

LEGAL BASIS

  • Patent Law of Mongolia No. 101 (601)/1993, amended as of December 19, 1996, May 21, 1999, and revised edition as of January 19, 2006.

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • Paris Convention, Stockholm Act, since April 21, 1985.
  • Hague Agreement, since April 12, 1997, Geneva Act, since January 19, 2008.

FILING REQUIREMENTS

  • Power of Attorney;
  • Description of the industrial design (in triplicate);
  • Drawings and schemes describing the design (in triplicate);
  • Assignment Deed.

REMARKS

Duration - renewals: after formal examination: 10 years from the filing date.
Opposition: possible within three months from publication of the application.

LEGAL BASIS

  • There is no specific legislation although some regulations on the organization and management of country code top-level domain names do exist.

FILING

  • ccTLD: .mn
  • Applicant: individuals and legal entities.
  • Local presence: not required.

REMARKS

Duration - renewals: one year, renewable.
Uniform dispute resolution procedure: none.

General Information

Area: 1,565,000 sq. km.
Population: 3,055,800 inhabitants (estimated 2015).
Capital: Ulaanbaatar.
Language: Khalka Mongolian.
Currency: Tugrik.

General Remarks

Since 1990, Mongolia embarked on the road of transition from the centrally planned economy to the market economy relations. During the years of economic reform, a legal environment towards a market economy has been established and gradual macro-economy policy measures have been undertaken.

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