MIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to patent registration in Armenia including patent search, patent translation, filing and further prosecution of an Armenian application, patent maintenance, preparing and recordal of assignment and license agreements as well as representing applicants before courts. We do our best to represent our clients' interests in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
Patent protection in Armenia may be also obtained via Eurasian patent.
The validity term of a Patent in Armenia is 20 years from the filing date. For pharmaceutical patents and patents for agrochemicals it is possible to apply for an extension of this term for additional 5 years. In case a patent is extended the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) will be issued.
Novelty grace period is 12 months from disclosure of the information on invention before filing an application or a priority date thereof if priority is claimed.
Overview of the patent registration procedure in Armenia:
After completion of the filing procedure an Armenian application undergoes a formal examination lasting 3 months. On condition that the results of the formal examination are positive the decision about publication of an application will be issued. Provided that no opposition from third parties is claimed, a preliminary patent will be issued. The preliminary patent is issued at an applicant's responsibility. The validity term of the preliminary patent in Armenia is 10 years from the filing date. A patent for 20 years may be issued on the basis of the positive results of a substantive examination carried out by the Patent Office of another country, which should be submitted within 5 years from the filing date of an Armenian application. The patent will be issued provided that grant and publication fees are paid.
Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Armenian patent attorney.
What is required for filing a patent application in Armenia:
- filing instructions comprising applicant's and inventor's names, addresses and citizenships;
- a filing number and a date of priority application or a PCT application;
- a specification with claims, abstract and drawings;
- a copy of the amendments, if any;
- a Power of Attorney simply signed and stamped by the applicant(s); legalization and notarization are not required, but may be provided to the Armenian Patent Office within 3 months from the application filing date.
For conventional applications it is necessary to provide a certified copy of a priority document if priority is claimed. It may be provided to the Armenian Patent Office within 3 months from filing an application.
The term for entering the Armenian national phase of a PCT application is 31 months from the priority date. The term for filing a conventional patent application in Armenia is 12 months from the priority date.
If you need further information concerning patent registration in Armenia or quotation for filing and prosecuting of a Eurasian patent application please feel free to contact us.