In Tajikistan there is a petty patent which is similar to utility model. MIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to petty patent registration in Tajikistan including patent search, translation of an application, filing and further prosecution of the Tajik petty patent 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.
The term of protection of a Petty Patent in Tajikistan is 10 years from the date of filing.
Novelty grace period is 6 months from disclosure of the information on petty patent before filing the application.
According to the Tajik legislation the application for a petty patent should relate to one invention or a group of inventions, united by the single inventive idea. The object of the petty patent application may be the same as of the regular patent application, namely a product, process, or a new use of the already known product or process.
Overview of the petty patent patent registration procedure in Tajikistan:
Applications for a petty patent in Tajikistan undergo formal and preliminary examination. The stage of the substantive examination is absent for the petty patent in Tajikistan. The Examination Board examines formal requirements and checks local novelty of the claimed invention. If the application for a petty patent satisfies the requirements of the formal and preliminary examination, then the decision on granting a patent is taken. If the registration and publication fees as well as the first post grant annuities are paid, the decision is published in the Official Bulletin and the petty patent is issued. Term for payment of the prescribed fees is 2 months from the date of receipt of the decision.
The procedure of the petty patent registration in Tajikistan takes about 1 to 2 years.
Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Tajik patent attorney.
For filing a petty patent application in Tajikistan 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;
- Power of Attorney simply signed and stamped by the applicant(s), legalization and notarization are not required (may be provided to the Tajik Patent Office within 2 months from filing the application);
- for conventional applications - Certified copy of the priority document, if priority is claimed (may be provided to the Tajik Patent Office within 3 months from the priority date).
The term for filing a petty patent application claiming priority in Tajikistan is 12 months from the priority date. The term for entering the Tajik national phase of a PCT application as petty patent according to Chapter I (Under PCT Article 22(1)) is 30 months from the priority date, according to Chapter II (Under PCT Article 39(1)) is 31 months from the priority date.
For more information about registration of a petty patent in Tajikistan or quotation for filing and prosecution of the Tajik petty patent application please contact us.