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WIPO - PCT Applicant's Guide TJ - Tajikistan
National Center for Patents and Information under the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan

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: National Center for Patents and Information under the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan
List of currencies used in this document:
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:
Tajikistan
Two-letter code:
TJ
Tajikistan - National Center for Patents and Information under the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan
Name of Office:
National Center for Patents and Information under the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan
Location:
14-a Ainy Street
734042 Dushanbe
Tajikistan
Mailing address:
Same as above
Telephone:
(992-372) 22 21 53
(992-372) 21 47 60
E-mail:
izobretenie@ncpi.tj
info@ncpi.tj
Facsimile:
(992-372) 22 21 38
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by facsimile or the like means (PCT Rule 92.4)?
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
EMS TAJIKPOST
Federal Express
UPS
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:
EA
Eurasian Patent Organization - Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO)
IB
International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - International Bureau of WIPO
TJ
Tajikistan - National Center for Patents and Information under the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan
Does national legislation restrict the filing of international applications with foreign Offices?
Refer to the Office
Competent designated (or elected) Office(s) for this State:
National protection: TJ
Eurasian patent: EA
Types of protection available via the PCT:
National:
Patents
Petty Patents
Eurasian:
Patents
Availability under the national law for an international-type search (PCT Article 15):
Refer to Article 20 (conventional patent) and Article 21 (petty patent) of the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan on Inventions
Provisional protection after international publication:
Where the designation is made for the purposes of a national patent:
After international publication, the furnishing of a translation of the international application into Tajik (Farsi), gives the applicant provisional protection in the sense that he, upon grant of the patent, is entitled to damages. Refer to Article 24 of the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan on Inventions.
Where the designation is made for the purposes of a Eurasian patent:
After the international publication (if in Russian) or, where that publication was in a language other than Russian, after the publication by the EAPO of the translation into Russian of the international application, the applicant is entitled to provisional protection in conformity with the national legislation.
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)(a), 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?
Yes, refer to Annex L.
For a Eurasian patent
Refer to Annex B(EA)

Annex C - Receiving Office

Competent receiving Office for nationals and residents of:
Tajikistan
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 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
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?
Yes, the Office accepts electronic filing via ePCT-Filing
For the relevant notification by the Office, refer to the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) dated 8 October 2020, pages 204 et seq.
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)).
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
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:
Please refer to the Office
International filing fee:
1,562 USD
This fee is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)).
Fee per sheet in excess of 30:
18 USD
Reductions (under Schedule of Fees, item 4):
Electronic filing (the request in character coded format):
235 USD
Electronic filing (the request, description, claims and abstract in character coded format):
352 USD
Search fee:
Refer to
Annex D(EA)
Annex D(EP)
Annex D(RU)
Fee for priority document (PCT Rule 17.1(b)):
Please refer to the Office
Is an agent required by the receiving Office?
No, if the applicant resides in Tajikistan
Yes, if the applicant is a non-resident
Who can act as agent?
Any person registered to practice before the Office as patent attorney
Waiver of power of attorney:
Has the Office waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
Refer to the Office
Has the Office waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
Refer to the Office

Annex L - Deposits of Microorganisms and Other Biological Material

Requirements of designated and elected Offices
Only Offices whose applicable national law contains provisions concerning the deposits of microorganisms and other biological material are listed in Annex L. Unless otherwise indicated, deposits may be made for the purposes of patent procedure before these Offices with any depositary institution having acquired the status of international depositary authority under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure.
For a list of these institutions refer to:
Notifications related thereto may be consulted under:
Further information concerning the requirements of international depository authorities under the Budapest Treaty is available at:
Time (if any) earlier than 16 months from priority date by which applicant must furnish:
— the indications prescribed in Rule 13bis.3(a)(i) to (iii):
None
— any additional indications:
None
Additional indications (if any) which must be given besides those prescribed in Rule 13bis.3(a)(i) to (iii) pursuant to notifications from the Office:
To the extent available to the applicant, relevant information on the characteristics of the microorganism
Additional information
Deposits may also be made for the purposes of patent procedure before the National Center for Patents and Information under the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan with any depositary institution.

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):
Must be furnished within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1)
Tajik (Farsi)
Russian
Required contents of the translation for entry into the national phase:
Must be furnished within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1)
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
Filing fee: 2
— for one invention
50 USD
— for each invention in excess of one
20 USD
Examination fee:
— for one invention
410 USD
— for each invention in excess of one
330 USD
Annual fee for the 3rd year
50 USD
Utility models
Filing fee 2
30 USD
Exemptions, reductions or refunds of fees:
The examination fee is reduced by 20% where an international search or an international preliminary examination report has been established
Special requirements of the Office (PCT Rule 51bis):
Instrument of assignment of the priority right where the applicants are not identical, 3 4
Appointment of an agent if the applicant is not resident in Tajikistan
Furnishing, where applicable, of a nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence listing in electronic form
Who can act as agent?
Any person registered to practice before the Office as patent attorney
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

Annexes

Annex TJ.I - Fees
Information not yet available
Forms
Please refer to the Office.
Notes:
1 a The Office is competent only if the international search is or has been carried out by that Office.
2 a b Must be paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1). The requirement may still be complied with within two months from the expiration of that time limit, provided that a surcharge is paid.
3 a 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.
4 a This requirement may be satisfied if the corresponding declaration has been made in accordance with PCT Rule 4.17.
Current version applicable from 1 Mar 2024 , printed on 29 May 2024