Priority Deadline: For filing of a Utility Model Application in Armenia with claiming priority, the application would have to be filed within twelve (12) months from the priority date. A certified copy of the priority application should be filed with the AmPTO within three (3) months following the application filing date.
Novelty Period: The novelty grace period for a Utility Model in Armenia is twelve (12) months after the disclosure of the Utility Model and before application filing or date of earliest priority if priority is claimed.
Representation: A foreign client must be represented at the Armenia Patent office by a registered Armenian Patent Attorney.
Translation: Application materials should be translated and filed in the Armenian language.
Formal Examination: The process for the examination of Utility Model Applications in Armenia includes a formal examination within two (2) to three (3) months after filing, for the crosschecking of required documentation. In the case of accurate documentation and if the Utility Model meets the requirements for patentability, the decision to grant the patent will be issued under the responsibility of the applicant.
Substantive Examination: There is no substantive application for Utility Model Applications in Armenia.
Duration: The procedure for registration usually takes twelve (12) months in case of smooth registration.
Maintenance: Maintenance fees are required to be paid annually with annuity for the following year being made in the current year of validity. A failure to pay maintenance fees can result in the cancellation of the patent.
Fees: The patent is issued after payment of the registration and publication fees.
Validity: In Armenia a Utility Model is valid for ten (10) years from the date of filing.
Required documents for Filing a Utility Model Application in Armenia: