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Trademark Practice and Forms Treatise Chapter - Armenia

Prepared by:
Taras Kulbaba,
PETOŠEVIĆ

OVERVIEW: THE BASICS

COUNTRY FACTS

Location

Armenia is located in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de-facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the south.

Major Cities

Yerevan (capital), Gyumri, Vanadzor

Government

Presidential democracy

Legal System

Civil law

Currency

Dram (AMD)

Est. GDP

US $17.086 billion (2010 est.; PPP)

per capita (PPP): US $5.178 (2010 est.)

Economic Sectors

(2009 est.)

agriculture: 22.5%

industry: 43.5%

services: 34.1%

International IP Agreements

  • WTO/TRIPS Agreement
  • WIPO convention
  • Paris Convention
  • Madrid Agreement/Madrid Protocol

Applicable Classification

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Regional Map

International Conventions

Berne Convention, Brussels Convention, Budapest Treaty, Hague Agreement, Locarno Agreement, Madrid Agreement, Madrid Protocol, Nice Agreement, Paris Convention, WIPO, Patent Convention Treaty (PCT), Patent Law Treaty, Eurasian Patent Convention, Phonograms Convention, Rome Convention, Singapore Treaty, Strasbourg Agreement, Vienna Agreement, WIPO Convention, WIPO Copyright Treaty, WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty and WTO

MINIMAL FILING REQUIREMENTS

Patent Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Name, address and occupation of the inventor
  • Priority application data
  • Patent specification and claims

Trade/Service Mark Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Priority application data
  • List of goods/services
  • At least one representation of the mark (in color if claimed)

Industrial Design Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Priority application data
  • At least one drawing or photograph of the claimed model or design

All other documents may be filed subsequently. Powers of attorney and declarations need not be legalized or notarized unless requested by the Patent and Trademark Office.

Some documents may require translation to Armenian.