The mark for goods and services registered in the territory of Azerbaijan or registered under Madrid Agreement on international registration of trademarks, as well as a non-registered trademark acquired general notoriety among the relevant circles of people as a result of its active use can be recognized as a well-known trademark.

The authorized agency for acknowledgement of the trademark as well-known is the State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents.

The regulatory act under which the mark is recognized as well-known is the Article 7 of the Law on Trademarks.

Application for recognition of the trademark as well-known

The basis for recognition of the trademark as well-known is the Application filed by an interested individual or juridical person.

Evidences certifying the well-knownness of the trademark

Evidences certifying the well-knownness of the trademark are the documents confirming:

  • the extent of well-knownness among the consumers of goods and services, for which the trademark is used on the territory of Azerbaijan;
  • trade dealing channels and commercial sphere of goods and services of the trademark
  • information from the relevant customers’ circles on the quality of corresponding goods;
  • territory of the use of a trademark, duration and geographical extent of such use, including the documents confirming the exhibiting of goods and services, promotion of the trademark, advertising;
  • information, indicating the share of the company on the market of Azerbaijan and worldwide.