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AZ - Azerbaijan
Intellectual Property Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan

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 Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan
List of currencies used in this document:
AZN: Azerbaijani manat
USD: US dollar
List of related countries and Offices used 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).
PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities
The Office does not have any reservations, declarations, notifications or incompatibilities.
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:
Azerbaijan
Two-letter code:
AZ
Name of Office (original language):
Azǝrbaycan Respublikasının Əqli Mülkiyyət Agentliyi
Name of Office:
Intellectual Property Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Location:
Government House
U. Hajibeyli 84
AZ 1000 Baku
Azerbaijan
Mailing address:
Same as above
Telephone:
(994-12) 493 39 44
(994-12) 493 66 87
E-mail:
info@copat.gov.az
Facsimile:
(994-12) 498 10 28
(994-12) 498 10 29
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by means of telecommunication (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 14 days from the date of the transmission, if the transmitted document is the international application or a replacement sheet containing corrections or amendments of the international application
No
only upon invitation in the case of other documents
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:
AZ
EA
IB
Does national legislation restrict the filing of international applications with foreign Offices?
Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Patents, Article 25
Yes
Filing restrictions apply to:
Applications containing State secrets
Competent designated (or elected) Office(s) for this State:
National protection: AZ
Eurasian patent: EA
Types of protection available via the PCT:
National:
Patents
Utility models
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 expiration of the time limit under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within the 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:
Azerbaijan
Language in which international applications may be filed:
Azerbaijani
English
Russian

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).
Language accepted for language-dependent free text in the sequence listing:
The Office has not specifically notified the International Bureau of the language that it accepts under PCT Rule 12.1(d).
Same as above
Language in which the request may be filed:
English
Russian
Number of copies required by the receiving Office if application filed on paper:
1
Does the receiving Office accept the filing of international applications in electronic form?
Yes
the Office accepts electronic filing via ePCT-Filing
Where the international application is filed in electronic form in accordance with and to the extent provided for in Part 7 and Annex F of the Administrative Instructions, the total amount of the international filing fee is reduced (refer to “Fees payable to the receiving Office”)
Where the international application contains a sequence listing as a separate part of the description, this should be furnished in accordance with Annex C of the Administrative Instructions, that is, in compliance with WIPO Standard ST.26 XML format; no fees are due for sequence listings filed in this format. If the receiving Office does not accept international applications in electronic form in such format, the international application will be transmitted to the International Bureau as receiving Office (PCT Rule 19.4(a)(ii-bis)).
For the relevant notification by the Office, refer to the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) dated 26 November 2015, pages 188 et seq
Does the receiving Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3)?
Yes, please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests
Competent International Searching Authority:
EA
EP
RU
Competent International Preliminary Examining Authority:
EA
EP 1
RU
Fees payable to the receiving Office:
Transmittal fee:
30 AZN
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)).
Reductions (under Schedule of Fees, item 4):
Electronic filing (the request in character coded format):
216 USD
Electronic filing (the request, description, claims and abstract in character coded format):
324 USD
Search fee:
Refer to
Annex D(EP)
Annex D(RU)
Fee for priority document (PCT Rule 17.1(b)):
10 AZN
Is an agent required by the receiving Office?
No
if the applicant resides in Azerbaijan
Yes
if the applicant is a non-resident
Who can act as agent?
Any patent agent who is authorized to practice before the Office
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(1): 30 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):
Azerbaijani
Required contents of the translation for entry into the national phase:
Under PCT Article 22: 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): 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 or utility models
Filing fee (including examination)
20 AZN
Must be paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1)
Additional fee for each independent claim in excess of one
7 AZN
Additional fee for each dependent claim in excess of ten
7 AZN
Annual fee for the 3rd year
50 AZN
where all applicants are natural persons
10 AZN
Exemptions, reductions or refunds of fees:
None
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 requirements within a time limit fixed in the invitation
Name and address of the inventor if they have not been furnished in the “Request” part of the international application 2
Declaration justifying the applicant’s right to a patent if he is not the inventor 2
Appointment of an agent if the applicant is not resident in Azerbaijan
Who can act as agent?
Any patent attorney registered to practice before the Office
Does the Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 49ter.2)?
Yes
please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests

The procedure in the national Phase

Information not yet available
Notes:
1 a The Office is competent only if the international search is or has been carried out by that Office.
2 a b This requirement may be satisfied if the corresponding declaration has been made in accordance with PCT Rule 4.17.

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V. 1 printed on 1 Apr 2023