Patent and Trademark Attorneys


Patent ArmeniaMIKHAILYUK, 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 clients 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 extension of this term for 5 years. In case the patent is extended the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) is issued.

Novelty grace period is 12 months from disclosure of the information on invention before filing the application or priority date thereof, if priority is claimed.

Overview of the Patent registration procedure in Armenia:
After completion of the filing procedure the Armenian application undergoes the formal examination within 3 months. On condition that the results of the formal examination are positive the decision about publication of the application is issued. Provided that no opposition from the third parties is claimed, the Preliminary Patent is issued. The Preliminary Patent is issued at the applicant's responsibility. The validity term of the Preliminary Patent in Armenia is 10 years from the filing date. Patent for 20 years may be issued on the basis of the positive results of the substantive examination carried out by the Patent Office of another country, which should be submitted within 9 years from the filing date of the Armenian application. Provided that grant and publication fees are paid the Patent is issued.

Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Armenian patent attorney.

For filing a patent application in Armenia we need:
- your filing instructions with applicant's and inventor's names, addresses and citizenships;
- filing number and date of priority application or PCT application;
- specification with claims, abstract and drawings;
- copy of the amendments, if any;
- Power of Attorney simply signed and stamped by the applicant(s), legalization and notarization are not required (may be provided to the Armenian Patent Office within 3 months from filing the application);
- for conventional applications - Certified copy of the priority document if priority is claimed (may be provided to the Armenian Patent Office within 3 months from filing the 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.

For more information about patent registration in Armenia or quotation for filing and prosecution of the Armenian patent application please contact us.