The due date for entering national phase in Armenia – 31 months from the earliest priority date.

Please kindly take into attention that in respect to Armenian national entry that national fees relating to obtaining and maintaining of patents and utility models are reduced by 75% if the applicant is a physical person or a legal entity with less than 25 employees, and by 50% for legal entities with 25 to 100 employees. Amendments and corrections to the description, claims and drawings may be made during the period of formal examination provided that the scope of the subject matter of the application is not broadened thereby.

The executed Power of Attorney shall be submitted with the receiving Office upon filing.

Filing:

Translation of the Application from English into Armenian.

Official filing Fee (1st independent claim) – EUR 45

Official filing Fee for each next independent claim – EUR 13

The applicant may, before the date of the decision taken by the Office granting the patent, submit a request to the Authorized Body to convert the patent application into a utility model application. The utility model application may be converted into a patent application at any time before the decision to grant is taken. The converted application shall have the priority date of the date of the initial application.

Examination

The international application is subjected to formal examination, and a patent shall be granted if the international application also, on the face of it, meets patentability requirements. For this purpose, the prior art is being defined as materials at the examiner’s disposal. To maintain this patent, the owner of a patent or holder of exclusive rights shall, before the end of the ninth year of the patent term, furnish written evidence (e.g. a national patent) issued by one of the Authorities which enjoys the status of International Preliminary Examining Authority, indicating that the application meets patentability requirements.

Granting a Patent for Invention:

Grant fee: registration, publication and issuance of a patent – EUR 35

Additional Official Fee for publication in excess of 25 pages – EUR 8