National Phase Entry in Armenia

Design Patent Application in Armenia
Design Patent Application in Armenia

Fees in Armenia

Get in touch with IIPLA today for Fees associated with national phase entry applications in Armenia.

About Armenia

Armenia is a nation, and former Soviet republic, in the mountainous Caucasus region between Asia and Europe. Patent Application Filing in Armenia is discussed in detail below.

Deadline for PCT national phase entry in Armenia

The Armenian national phase entry deadline is 31 months from the priority date. Restoration is possible if the corresponding fee is paid and a valid reason is provided to the Patent Office.

Language for Armenia National Phase entry

Before the Armenian Patent Office, the official language of proceedings is Armenian. If the international application is filed in any other foreign languages then Armenian translation should be submitted within 3 months from the PCT national phase entry in Armenia.

Filing requirements in Armenia

For the national phase entry in Armenia, it is necessary to provide the patent office with:
– request to grant a patent;
– international application.

Documents required for Armenian Patent Application

In Case of a company filing for national phase entry in Armenia

Power of Attorney signed by the director/president/CEO of the company and certified with the company seal/stamp. If signed by another authorized person the document must be notarized. At that please note that the notary public must certify both the authenticity of the signor and his power to sign the document on behalf of the company according to the Statute of the company.

In case the applicant is a physical person

Power of Authority- At the time of national phase entry the POA’s must be submitted to the Armenian Patent Office or within 3 months from receiving the corresponding notification from the Patent Office. POA’s Legalisation or notarization is not required.

  • The first page of PCT publication
  • Invention specification, claims, and abstract.

Examination of a PCT national phase entry in Armenia

The formal examination of an application is conducted within three months of the national phase entry. Substantive assessment is not predetermined, therefore initial patents are granted at the applicant’s liability on the basis of the formal assessment. Within nine years from the Armenian filing date, it is necessary to submit substantive examination results carried out by a patent organization having the status of an international preliminary examination body or another authorized agency in order to obtain a patent for 20 years. If the results are not submitted, patent validity is restricted to ten years from the filing date instead of twenty years.

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.

Duration of the registration procedure

The time is taken from the national phase entry till patent grant in Armenia is1-2 Years

Utility Model

Utility models must be new, non-obvious and have industrially applicable. It is possible to enter the national phase of a PCT application in Armenia as a utility model. The validity time period of a utility model in Armenia is 10 years from the filing date. The method of obtaining a utility model protection in Armenia takes approximately 1-2 years from the national phase entry filing.

Representation by a patent Attorney

For foreign applicants, it is recommended to perform PCT national phase entry through an agent, a registered Armenian patent attorney. However, it is mandatory for foreigners to provide the patent office with the Armenian address for correspondence.

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