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AM - Armenia
Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Armenia

Useful information

The PCT Applicant’s Guide is updated almost every week with information received by the International Bureau.
In case of question, please contact the Office or the International Bureau (pct.guide@wipo.int).
List of abbreviations used in this document:
Office: Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Armenia
PL: Law on Patents
List of currencies used in this document:
AMD (Armenian dram), USD (US dollar)
Countries and Offices information:
The list of acronyms used for Offices is no longer shown as it has been integrated in the mouseover functionality for each ST.3 code shown in this document.
Refer to List of WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines formerly Annex K, List of country names and two-letter codes. It includes a list of short names and two-letter codes accepted for use in indicating States, other entities and intergovernmental organizations and their Offices in documents relating to international applications under the PCT. The list is as set out in WIPO Standard ST.3.
Also refer to PCT Contracting States formerly Annex A.
Office profile
For more technical information about the Office, refer to ePCT Office profile.
PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities
Article 64(5)
Refer to the full list.
Office Closed dates
The Office is closed weekly on Saturday and Sunday
Additional closed dates can be consulted on the Office Closed dates page

International Phase

Annex B - Information on Contracting States or Intergovernmental Organization

Contracting State:
Armenia
Two-letter code:
AM
Armenia - Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Armenia
Name of Office:
Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Armenia
Location:
Republic Square
Government House 3
0010 Yerevan
Armenia
Mailing address:
Same as above
Telephone:
(374-11) 59 75 34
(374-11) 59 75 30
E-mail:
armpat@aipa.am
Facsimile:
(374-10) 54 34 67
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by facsimile or the like means (PCT Rule 92.4)?
Yes, by facsimile
Which kinds of documents may be so transmitted?
All kinds of documents
Must the original of the document be furnished in all cases?
Yes, within one month from the date of the transmission
Does the Office send notifications via e-mail in respect of international applications?
No
Would the Office accept evidence of mailing a document, in case of loss or delay, where a delivery service other than the postal authorities is used (PCT Rule 82.1)?
Yes
provided that the delivery service is:
DHL
Federal Express
Is the Office prepared to allow applicants to make applications available to the WIPO Digital Access Service for Priority Documents (DAS) (PCT Rule 17.1(b-bis)?
No
Competent receiving Office(s) for international applications filed by nationals or residents of this State:
AM
Armenia - Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Armenia
EA
Eurasian Patent Organization - Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO)
IB
International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - International Bureau of WIPO
Does national legislation restrict the filing of international applications with foreign Offices?
Law on Patents, Article 58
Yes
Filing restrictions apply to:
Inventions made in Armenia
Competent designated (or elected) Office(s) for this State:
National protection: AM
Eurasian patent: EA
Types of protection available via the PCT:
National:
Patents
Short-term patents
Eurasian:
Patents
Availability under the national law for an international-type search (PCT Article 15):
None
Provisional protection after international publication:
None
Information of interest if this Contracting State is designated (or elected)
For national protection
Time when the name and address of the inventor must be given:
Must be in the request. If the data concerning the inventor are missing at the expiry of the time limit under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit fixed in the invitation.
Are there special provisions concerning the deposit of microorganisms and other biological material?
No
For a Eurasian patent
Refer to Annex B(EA)

Annex C - Receiving Office

Competent receiving Office for nationals and residents of:
Armenia
Language in which international applications may be filed:
If the language in which the international application is filed is not accepted by the International Searching Authority (refer to Annex D), the applicant will have to furnish a translation (PCT Rule 12.3).
English
Russian
Language in which the request may be filed:
English
Russian
Number of copies required by the receiving Office if application filed on paper:
3
Does the receiving Office accept the filing of international applications in electronic form?
No
Does the receiving Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3)?
Yes, the Office applies the “unintentional” criterion to such requests
Competent International Searching Authority:
EA
Eurasian Patent Organization - Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO)
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
RU
Russian Federation - Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
Competent International Preliminary Examining Authority:
EA
Eurasian Patent Organization - Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO)
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
1
RU
Russian Federation - Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
Fees payable to the receiving Office:
Transmittal fee:
32,000 AMD
International filing fee:
1,435 USD
This fee is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)).
Fee per sheet in excess of 30:
16 USD
This fee is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)).
Search fee:
Refer to
Annex D(EA)
Annex D(EP)
Annex D(RU)
Fee for priority document (PCT Rule 17.1(b)):
10,000 AMD
Fee for requesting restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3(d)):
10,000 AMD
Is an agent required by the receiving Office?
No, if the applicant resides in Armenia
Yes, if the applicant is a non-resident
Who can act as agent?
Any person who is a resident of Armenia
Waiver of power of attorney:
Waivers of powers of attorney do not apply (PCT Rule 90.4(e) and 90.5(d)) where the agent or common representative submits any notice of withdrawal during the international phase (PCT Rule 90bis.1 to 90bis.4, also refer to International Phase, paragraph 11.048).
Has the Office waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
No
Particular instances in which a separate power of attorney is required:
Not applicable
Has the Office waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
No
Particular instances in which a copy of a general power of attorney is required:
Not applicable

National Phase

Summary of requirements for entry into the national phase

Time limits applicable for entry into the national phase:
Under PCT Article 22(3): 31 months from the priority date
Under PCT Article 39(1)(b): 31 months from the priority date
Translation of international application required into (one of) the following language(s): 2
Armenian
Required contents of the translation for entry into the national phase: 2
Under PCT Article 22: Request, description, claims (if amended, as amended only, together with any statement under PCT Article 19), any text matter of drawings, abstract
Under PCT Article 39(1): Request, description, claims, any text matter of drawings, abstract (if any of those parts has been amended, only as amended by the annexes to the international preliminary examination report)
Is a copy of the international application required in particular circumstances?
No
National fees:
Patents and short-term patents
Filing fee 2
20,000 AMD
Additional fee for each claim in excess of five 2
5,000 AMD
Fee for priority claims
per priority 10,000 AMD
Annual fees for the 2nd and the 3rd year
per year 20,000 AMD
Exemptions, reductions or refunds of fees:
National fees relating to obtaining and maintaining of patents and short-term patents are reduced by 75% if the applicant is a physical person or a legal entity with less than 25 employees, and by 50% for legal entities with 25 to 100 employees.
Special requirements of the Office (PCT Rule 51bis):
If not already complied with within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit fixed in the invitation.
Appointment of an agent if the applicant is not resident in Armenia
Furnishing, where applicable, of a nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence listing in electronic form
Who can act as agent?
Any person who is a resident of Armenia
Does the Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 49ter.2)?
Yes, the Office applies the “unintentional” criterion to such requests

The procedure in the national Phase

AM.01 TRANSLATION (CORRECTION)
Errors in the translation of the international application can be corrected with reference to the text of the international application as filed (refer to National Phase, paragraphs 6.002 and 6.003).
AM.02 FEES (MANNER OF PAYMENT)
The manner of payment of the fees indicated in the Summary and in this Chapter is outlined in Annex AM.I.
AM.03 EXAMINATION
The international application is subjected to formal examination and is published six months after the date of national phase entry. A patent shall be granted after substantive examination, if the international application meets patentability requirements. A request for substantive examination can be filed by the applicant or by any third party after the publication of the international application within five years from the date of national phase entry.
AM.04 POWER OF ATTORNEY
An agent must be appointed by filing a power of attorney if the applicant is not resident in Armenia. A model is given in Annex AM.II.
AM.05 AMENDMENT OF THE APPLICATION; TIME LIMITS
PCT Art. 28, PCT Art. 41, PL Art. 50
Amendments and corrections to the description, claims and drawings may be made within two months after the entry into national phase provided that the scope of the subject matter of the application is not broadened thereby.
AM.06 ANNUAL FEES
The first annual fee must be paid simultaneously with the fee for grant of patent or before the beginning of the second year of the patent term, whichever occurs later. Payment can still be made, together with a 50% surcharge for late payment, within six months from the due date. The amounts of the annual fees are indicated in Annex AM.I.
AM.07 EXCUSE OF DELAYS IN MEETING TIME LIMITS
PCT Art. 24(2), PCT Art. 48(2), PCT Rule 82bis, PL Art. 36
Reference is made to paragraphs 6.022 to 6.027 of the National Phase. Delays in meeting time limits during the examination stage may be excused within three months from the mailing of the notification of the legal consequences of failure to meet the time limit, and upon payment of the corresponding fee indicated in Annex AM.I.
AM.08 REVIEW UNDER ARTICLE 25 OF THE PCT
PCT Art. 25, PCT Rule 51, PL Art. 57
The applicable procedure is outlined in paragraphs 6.018 to 6.021 of the National Phase. In the case of disagreement with the final decision of the Office, the applicant has the right, within three months from receipt of the decision, to appeal to the Council of Appeals of the Office upon payment of an appeal fee as indicated in Annex AM.I. If the applicant disagrees with the decision of the Council of Appeals of the Office, he may, within six months from receipt of the decision of the Council, appeal to the court.
AM.09 SHORT-TERM PATENT
PCT Rule 49bis.1, PCT Rule 49bis.1(a), PCT Rule 49bis.1(b), PCT Rule 76.5, PL Art. 12, PL Art. 29, PL Art. 50, PL Art. 53, PL Art. 54
If the applicant wishes to obtain a short-term patent instead of a patent in Armenia, on the basis of an international application, the applicant, when performing the acts referred to in Article 22 or 39, shall so indicate to the Office. The short-term patent application is subjected to formal examination, and a short-term patent shall be granted, if the international application also, on the face of it, meets patentability requirements. For this purpose, the prior art is being defined as materials at the examiner’s disposal.
AM.10 CONVERSION
PL Art. 46
The applicant may, at the latest, 10 working days before the date of publication of the application, submit a request to convert the patent application into a short-term patent application. The short-term patent application may be converted into a patent application at any time before the decision to grant a short-term patent is taken. The converted application shall have the priority date of the date of the initial application.
AM.11 NUCLEOTIDE AND AMINO ACID SEQUENCES
Where the international application contains disclosure of one or more nucleotide and/or amino acid sequences, the applicant must furnish a sequence listing as a separate part of the description in electronic form.

Annexes

Annex AM.I - Fees
Patents
Filing fee 3
20,000 AMD
Additional fee for each claim in excess of five 3
5,000 AMD
Fee for priority claims 3
per priority 10,000 AMD
Fee for grant 3
15,000 AMD
Publication fee for each sheet of description of an invention in excess of 25 3
2,500 AMD
Appeal fees against decision on examination 3
25,000 AMD
Fee for requesting excuse of the failure to comply with a time limit 3
15,000 AMD
Fee for restoration of the right of priority
10,000 AMD
Fee for conversion of an application for a patent into an application for a short-term patent 3
10,000 AMD
Annual fees: 3
— for the 2nd and the 3rd years
per year 20,000 AMD
— for the 4th and the 5th years
per year 25,000 AMD
— for the 6th and the 7th years
per year 30,000 AMD
— for the 8th and the 9th years
per year 40,000 AMD
— for the 10thand the 11th years
per year 50,000 AMD
— for the 12th and the 13th years
per year 60,000 AMD
— for the 14th and the 15th years
per year 70,000 AMD
— for the 16th and the 17th years
per year 80,000 AMD
— for the 18th to the 20th years
per year 100,000 AMD
— for the 21st and the 22nd years
per year 130,000 AMD
— for the 23rd to the 25th years
per year 160,000 AMD
Short-term patents
Filing fee 3
20,000 AMD
Additional fee for each claim in excess of five 3
5,000 AMD
Fee for priority claims 3
per priority 10,000 AMD
Fee for grant of short-term patent 3
25,000 AMD
Publication fee for each sheet in excess of 25 3
2,500 AMD
Appeal fee against decision on examination 3
15,000 AMD
Fee for requesting excuse of the failure to comply with a time limit 3
15,000 AMD
Fee for conversion of an application for a short-term patent into an application for a patent 3
10,000 AMD
Annual fees:
— for the 2nd and the 3rd years
per year 20,000 AMD
— for the 4th and the 5th years
per year 25,000 AMD
— for the 6th and the 7th years
per year 30,000 AMD
— for the 8th and the 9th years
per year 35,000 AMD
— for the 10th year
40,000 AMD
How can payment of fees be effected?
The payment of fees should be effected in Armenian drams. All payments must indicate the application number
(national, if already known; international, if the national application number is not yet known), the name of the applicant and the type of fee being paid. The fees should be paid to the Office by bank draft.
Forms
The following documents are maintained by the Office. Refer to the Office website (Annex B) for latest version and other languages.
Notes:
1 a The Office is competent only if the international search is or has been carried out by that Office.
2 a b c d Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
3 a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Fees are reduced by 75% if the applicant is a physical person or legal entity with less than 25 employees, and by 50% for legal entities with 25 to 100 employees.
Special edition as of 31 October 2023, prepared for EQE candidates printed on 16 Apr 2024