Design patent in Armenia - IIPLA

Design patent in Armenia

National Phase Entry in Armenia
National Phase Entry in Armenia

Fees in Armenia

Get in touch with IIPLA today for Fees associated with Design Patent applications in Armenia.

Multiple design application

You can file Multiple design applications in Armenia (except ornaments). All designs submitted must belong to the same class of the International Classification, excluding ornamental views.

  • Official Language

Official language in Armenia

Armenian is the official language of the proceedings before the Armenian Patent Office. If the international design application is filed in any other foreign language, then Armenian translation must be submitted to the patent office within three months from the filing date.

Filing requirements in Armenia

For obtain the filing date, an applicant should provide the patent office with:

– applicants data;

– graphical representation of a design.

– request to register an industrial design;

Power of Attorney must be filed to the Patent Office simultaneously with the design application or within 3 months from receiving the corresponding notification from the patent office. POA Legalisation or notarization is not necessary.

The term for filing design applications claiming priority in Armenia is 6 months from the priority date.

Examination of a design patent in Armenia

Design patent applications in Armenia undergo formal examination within two months from the filing date. Armenian legislation doesn’t stipulate any substantive examination.

Novelty grace period

Any disclosure made by the inventor or if any other person obtains the information of the applicant within 12 months before the priority date, this does not disprove the novelty of the invention according to the Armenian legislation.

Grant, Validity term and renewal fees

The official fees for publication and first renewal ,as well as grant fee, should be paid within 3 months from receipt of the notification about design patent registration. The initial validity term of a design

patent in Armenia is 5 years from the filing date. This term can be renewed every 5 years up to a maximum of 25 years. The renewal fee must be paid before the expiration of the current 5 year validity term. Late payment is possible within 6 months from the expiration of the validity term, if the surcharge (50% of the renewal fee) is paid in advance.

Duration of registration procedure

Twelve months is the approximate term from filing to the registration of a design patent in Armenia.

Representation by an attorney

For foreign applicants, it is recommended to submit the design patent filing by an agent or a registered Armenian patent attorney. However, Armenian address for correspondence is mandatory for foreigners to provide with the patent office.

If you have any queries related to the design patent registration in Armenia, please contact IIPLA team. We will be more than happy to resolve your queries free of cost.

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