DESIGNS REGISTRATION IN ARMENIA
Priority Deadline: For filing of a design application in Armenia with claiming priority, the application would have to be filed within six (6) months from the priority date. A certified copy of the priority application should be filed with the AmPTO within three (3) months following the design application filing date.
Novelty Period: The novelty grace period for a design in Armenia is six (6) months after the disclosure of the design and before application filing or if priority is claimed, before the date of its priority.
Representation: A foreign client must be represented at the Armenian 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 Design Applications in Armenia includes a formal examination within two (2) months after filing, for the crosschecking of required documentation. In the case of accurate documentation, a decision to grant the patent will be issued at the responsibility of the applicant.
Substantive Examination: There is no substantive examination for design applications in Armenia.
Office Action: In case of Office Action, our Armenian Patent Attorney will carefully review the Office Action to provide a Legal Opinion and discuss with the Applicant or representing Attorney, options available in overcoming said Office Action.
Duration: The procedure for registration of a design patent in Armenia usually takes six (6) months in case of smooth registration.
Maintenance: Maintenance fees regarding the maintenance of the design patent in force, are required to be paid annually with annuity for the following year being made in the current year of validity. Failure to pay maintenance fees can result in the cancellation of the patent.
Fees: The patent is issued after payment of the relevant issuance fees.
Validity: In Armenia, a patent is valid for fifteen (15) years.
Required documents for Filing a Design Application in Armenia:
Design protection in Armenia can also be obtained through the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO).