Patents Trademarks | Industrial Designs | Intellectual Property in Armenia

Armenia

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

LEGAL BASIS

  • Law on Inventions, Utility Models and Industrial Designs, effective as of January 1, 2009.

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • Paris Convention, since May 17, 1994.
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty, since May 17, 1994.
  • Eurasian Patent Convention, since February 27, 1996.

FILING REQUIREMENTS

  • Power of Attorney (sealed by the applicant or notarized);
  • Specification and abstract (to be translated into Armenian);
  • Drawings, if any;
  • Priority document, if priority is claimed, to be filed within three months from the filing date.

REMARKS

National Phase of PCT: under Chapter I: 31 months; under Chapter II: 31 months.
Validity: issued after full examination - valid for 20 years.
Annuities: are due from the second year after filing.
Opposition to granted patent: to be filed before a court.

LEGAL BASIS

  • Law on Trademarks, effective as of July 1, 2010, with further changes of June 16, 2011 and October 19, 2016.

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • Paris Convention, since May 17, 1994.
  • Madrid Agreement, since May 17, 1994.
  • Madrid Protocol, since December 19, 1999.

FILING REQUIREMENTS

  • Power of Attorney (sealed by the applicant or notarized);
  • 10 prints of the sign to be protected (size: 8 x 8 cm);
  • List of goods and services, according to the International Classification;
  • Priority document, if any (to be filed within three months from the filing date).

REMARKS

Kinds of protection: word marks, device marks and other distinctive combinations thereof, in color or color combinations, holograms, sounds. Service marks are registrable. Besides the original version, filing of word mark applications in the Armenian script is highly recommended.
Classification: International.
Obligation to use the registered mark: compulsory. If not used within any five-year period after the registration (or last use) date, the mark can be cancelled upon request of an interested party; nominal use (advertising, publications) is accepted in absence of actual use.
Duration - renewals: 10-year period after the filing date, renewable for further 10-year periods.
Opposition: possible within a two-month period after publication of the application, or cancellation during the entire period of validity, or in some cases, within a period of five years after publication (if a prior registration exists).

LEGAL BASIS

  • Law on Inventions, Utility Models and Industrial Designs, effective as of January 1, 2009.

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • Paris Convention, since May 17, 1994.
  • Hague Agreement, Geneva Act, since July 13, 2007.

FILING REQUIREMENTS

  • Power of Attorney (sealed by the applicant or notarized);
  • Photographs and drawings;
  • Specification of the design;
  • Priority document, if any.

REMARKS

Duration – renewals: 5 years from the filing date with possibility of renewals up to 25 years.
Opposition: as for patents.

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

REMARKS

Duration – renewals: one to five years, renewable.
Uniform dispute resolution procedure: before WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

General Information

Area: 29,800 sq. km.
Population: 3,100,000 inhabitants (estimated 2013).
Capital: Yerevan, with about 1,121,900 inhabitants (estimated 2011).
Language: Armenian.
Currency: Dram.

General Remarks

Armenia used to be part of the former Soviet Union. The Republic of Armenia was proclaimed an independent State by Parliament on September 21, 1991, following the adoption of the Declaration of Independence of August 23, 1990.
Member of the Eurasian Patent Convention since February 27, 1996.

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