What Can Be Protected As An Invention?
What Cannot Be Protected As An Invention?
Deadline: For national patent registration in Tajikistan, the patent application is required to be filed with the Tajikistan Patent Office (TAJPATENT) within twelve (12) months from the earliest priority date.
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 Patent 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.
Maintenance: Maintenance fees regarding the patent are required to be paid annually with annuity for the following year being made in the current year of validity.
Validity: In Tajikistan a patent is valid for twenty (20) years after the initial filing date.
Required documents for Filing a Patent Application in Tajikistan:
Protection in Tajikistan can also be made through the EAPO (Eurasian Patent Office).