Patents Trademarks | Industrial Designs | Intellectual Property in Tajikistan

Tajikistan

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

LEGAL BASIS

  • Law on Secret Inventions No. 624, dated July 21, 2010.
  • Law on Inventions No. 857, dated July 3, 2012.
  • Law No. 1372, passed on November 14, 2016, on Amendments to the Law on Inventions.

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • Paris Convention, as of February 14, 1994.
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), as of February 14, 1994.
  • Eurasian Patent Convention, as of August 12, 1995.

FILING REQUIREMENTS

  • Power of Attorney, no legalization (if the application is filed through a local agent);
  • Specification and abstract (to be translated into Tajik (Farsi) or Russian language);
  • Drawings;
  • Priority document, if priority is claimed, to be filed within two months from the filing date.

REMARKS

National Phase of PCT: under Chapter I: 30 months; under Chapter II: 31 months.
Validity: issued after a formal and full examination – valid for 20 years.
Annuities: are to be paid after the publication of the granted patent.
Opposition: not provided for.

LEGAL BASIS

  • Law on Trade and Service Marks No. 858, dated July 3, 2012.

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • Paris Convention, as of February 14, 1994.
  • Madrid Agreement, as of February 14, 1994.
  • Madrid Protocol, as of June 30, 2011.

FILING REQUIREMENTS

  • Power of Attorney, no legalization (if the application is filed through a local agent);
  • Prints of the sign to be protected (5 prints 8 x 8 cm);
  • List of goods and services, according to the International Classification; one application may include goods belonging to more than one International Class (to be translated into Tajik (Farsi) or Russian);
  • Priority document, if any (to be filed within three months from the filing date).

REMARKS

Kinds of protection: trademarks and service marks (word marks, device marks and combinations thereof, 3-dimensional marks, sound and light marks). Besides the original version, filing of word mark applications in the Cyrillic alphabet is highly recommended, as the Tajik language uses the Cyrillic alphabet, and Russian still being a parallel language in this country.
Classification: International.
Obligation to use the registered mark: compulsory. A trade mark which is not used during any three-year period after the registration date (or the last date of use), may be cancelled upon request filed by an interested party; nominal use (advertising, publications) is accepted in absence of actual use.
Duration – renewals: 10-year period after the filing date or last renewal date.
Opposition: provided for.

LEGAL BASIS

  • Law on the Industrial Design No. 856, dated July 3, 2012.

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • Paris Convention, as of February 14, 1994.
  • Hague Agreement, Geneva Act, as of March 21, 2012.

FILING REQUIREMENTS

  • Power of Attorney, no legalization (if the application is filed through a local agent);
  • Photographs and/or drawings;
  • Specification of the design, to be translated into Tajik (Farsi) or Russian;
  • Priority document (if any).

REMARKS

Duration – renewals: after formal and novelty examination: 10 years from the filing date. Extension: additional period of 5 years.
Opposition: not provided for.

LEGAL BASIS

  • There is no specific legislation although some regulations on the organization and management of country code top-level domain names do exist. Furthermore, the Government of Tajikistan has promulgated a decree on the "Rules of Rendering Internet Services in the Territory of the Republic of Tajikistan".

FILING

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

REMARKS

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

General Information

Area: 143,100 sq. km.
Population: 8,051,500 inhabitants.
Capital: Dushanbe.
Language: Tajik (Farsi).
Currency: Somoni.

General Remarks

Tajikistan used to be a part of the former Soviet Union. The republic declared its independence on September 9, 1991. The Patent Office of Tajikistan (National Center for Patents and Information) was established in August 1993.

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