MIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to patent registration in Tajikistan including patent search, patent translation, filing and further prosecution of the Tajik patent 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 Tajikistan may be also obtained via a Eurasian patent.
The validity term of a patent in Tajikistan 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 additional 5 years. In case a patent is extended the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) will be issued.
Novelty grace period is 6 months from disclosure of the information on the invention before filing an application.
Overview of the patent registration procedure in Tajikistan:
After completion of filing procedure a patent application in Tajikistan undergoes a formal examination lasting 2-3 months. A substantive examination is conducted.on an applicant's request, which should be filed within 3 years from the filing date. If an invention meets the requirements of patentability, a grant decision will be issued. If the registration and publication fees and the first post grant annuities are paid, a patent will be published in the Official Bulletin and issued.
The procedure of the patent registration in Tajikistan takes from 2 to 4 years.
Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Tajik patent attorney.
What is required for filing a patent application in Tajikistan:
- filing instructions comprising applicant's and inventor's names, addresses and citizenships;
- a filing number and a date of a 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 unless it is signed by a proxy-holder. The executed PoA should be provided to the Tajik Patent Office within 2 months from the application filing date.
For conventional applications it is necessary to provide a certified copy of a priority document if claimed. It may be provided to the Tajik Patent Office within 3 months from filing an application.
The term for entering the Tajik national phase of a PCT application according to Chapter I under PCT Article 22(1) is 30 months from the priority date. The term for entering the Tajik national phase of a PCT application according Chapter II under PCT Article 39(1) is 31 months from the priority date. The term for filing a conventional patent application in Tajikistan is 12 months from the priority date.
If you need further information concerning patent registration in Tajikistan or quotation for filing and prosecuting of a Tajik or Eurasian patent application please feel free to contact us.