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Trademark registration in Armenia

Armenia, a country located at the intersection of Asia and Europe offers many strategic, economic and cultural advantages. Therefore, many businesses need to expand their business activities here. To be able to develop your business, imprint in consumers, you must first have your own brand. To ensure the official protection and recognition of its trademarks, the procedure for registering a trademark in Armenia is an important and necessary step. The procedure for trademark registration in Armenia is managed by the National Copyright and Intellectual Property Office, which provides a strict intellectual property legal system to ensure that intellectual property rights are effectively protected. Viet An Law will guide you preliminarily on the procedure for trademark registration in Armenia.

Armenia Intellectual Property

Legal basis

  • Law of the Republic of Armenia of April 29, 2010 on Trademarks
  • Other relevant legal documents

General concept of trademarks in Armenia

What is a trademark?

A trademark is a mark that distinguishes one business’s goods or services from others.

Signs may be trademarked

  • Words, phrases, names, or slogans;
  • Letters or numbers;
  • Images, drawings or symbols;
  • Three-dimensional images, especially the shape of goods or their packaging (packaged goods);
  • 3D images, colors, color combinations or color compositions;
  • Sound;
  • Any combination of signs mentioned in the above items

Conditions for trademark registration

  • Signs must be distinguishable. This means that it must be distinct enough to distinguish the trademark owner’s goods and services from those of other companies.
  • The sign must not be described in nature, not distinguished by geography or deceived.
  • The sign must not infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties.

Trademark registration dossier in Armenia

To register a trademark in Armenia, the applicant needs to submit the following documents:

  • Application: The application must include information about the trademark owner, the trademark, and the goods or services for which the trademark will be used. The application form can be downloaded from the website of the Intellectual Property Office of Armenia via the address below: https://aipo.am/en/pages/show/forms-tm
  • Brand image: The image of the trademark should be clear and sharp. It must be represented in black and white or color graphics.
  • List of classes of goods or services: A list of classes of goods or services must be specific and describe exactly what the trademark will be used for.
  • A valid copy of the Business Registration Certificate or Personal Legal Document
  • Fee payment receipt: The application fee can be paid online or by check or bank transfer.

How to file for trademark registration in Armenia

To file for trademark protection in Armenia, you can file by the following filing methods:

  • Direct submission: You can come directly to the office of the Intellectual Property Office of Armenia at Republic Square Government House 3 0010 Yerevan to submit your application and related documents.
  • By Post: You can send your application and all necessary documents through postal service or courier service to the address of the Intellectual Property Office of Armenia.
  • Submit online via website: https://my.aipa.am/ When applying online, you should pay attention to the payment of the relevant fee according to the instructions of the Intellectual Property Office of Armenia.

Trademark registration fees in Armenia

The trademark registration fee in Armenia includes:

  • Application fee: 10,000 AMD (inclusive of due diligence fee)
  • Protection Title Fee: 40.000 AMD

In addition, the applicant may have to pay additional fees for the following services

  • Pre-application search fee: 5,000 AMD
  • Translation fee: If the applicant’s documents are not in Armenian, the applicant will need to translate them into Armenian and notarize them.

Trademark Application Processing Process in Armenia

After filing the trademark application, the Intellectual Property Office of Armenia will process the application

Test form

  • The Armenian Patent Office will check whether the application is sufficiently informed and meets the form requirements.
  • If the application is incomplete or does not meet the form requirements, the Armenian Patent Office will ask the applicant for additions or amendments.

Substantive considerations

  • After the application is formally accepted, the Intellectual Property Office of Armenia will conduct a substantive review.
  • Substantive consideration includes checking whether a trademark is distinguishable, whether it infringes a third party’s intellectual property rights, etc.
  • If the Armenian Patent Office finds that the trademark does not meet substantive requirements, it will make a decision to dismiss the application.

Trademark disclosure

  • If the trademark is substantially acceptable, the Armenian Patent Office will publish the trademark in the Patent Gazette.
  • The publication of the trademark is intended to allow third parties to object to the registration of the trademark.

Grant of protection titles

If no objection is filed within the stipulated time,  the Intellectual Property Office of Armenia will issue a Trademark Registration Certificate to the applicant.

The total processing time for trademark applications in Armenia usually takes about 12 months.

Trademark registration service in Armenia of Viet An Law Firm

  • Carry out the search and notify customers in writing the results of trademark search in Armenia;
  • Drafting dossiers and directly submitting and monitoring the status of trademark application filings in Armenia on behalf of trademark owners;
  • Inform, advise and handle deficiencies/refusals of competent State agencies (if any) in the process of monitoring trademark applications in Armenia;
  • Assist in monitoring, representing the resolution of objections and responding to intellectual property representatives carrying out procedures in Armenia.
  • Receive dispatches, certificates and hand over to customers (if any).

If customers want to file a trademark application in Armenia, please contact Viet An Law Firm for the most effective support.

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