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What Can Be Protected As An Invention?
What Cannot Be Protected As An Invention?
Deadline: For entry of a PCT Application to the national phase in Tajikistan, the patent application is required to be filed with the Tajikistan Patent Office (TjPTO) within thirty (30) or thirty-one (31) months from the earliest filing date of the priority application.
Representation: The client must be represented at the Tajikistan Patent office by a registered Tajik Patent Attorney.
Translation: Application materials should be translated and filed in the Tajik language.
Formal Examination: The process for the examination of PCT Applications in Tajikistan includes a formal examination which begins three (3) months after filing, for the crosschecking of required documentation.
Substantive Examination: A petition for substantive examination should be filed on the client’s or 3rd parties’ request within three (3) years from the application filing date in which the invention will be checked for novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability. The patent is issued or not, after the completion of the substantive examination and in accordance with the results of said examination.
Office Action: In case of an Office Action, our Tajik Patent Attorney will carefully review the Office Action to provide a Legal Opinion and discuss with the Applicant options available in overcoming said Office Action.
Duration: The procedure for registration of a patent in Tajikistan usually takes between two (2) and four (4) years.
Fees: The patent is issued after payment of the registration and publication fees.
Validity: In Tajikistan a patent is valid for twenty (20) years after the initial filing date.
Small Patent: A PCT Application for invention entering into the national stage in Tajikistan can be converted to a Small Patent application within three (3) years from the application filing date. The relevant request can be processed by an authorized Tajik Patent Attorney.
– In Tajikistan a Small Patent is valid for ten (10) years from the date of filing.
Required documents for Filing a Patent Application in Tajikistan:
Protection in Tajikistan can also be made through the EAPO (Eurasian Patent Office).
Online Quotation for Entry of PCT Applications to the EAPO is available in a second with PAT-ROLL.