Azerbaijan

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

CLASSIFICATION

10th edition – multiclass application

SEARCH

Possible for word and device marks

EXAMINATION

On formal, absolute, and relative grounds

OPPOSITION

3 months from publication date

PROTECTION TERM

10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods

USE

Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

EXTENSION OF TIME

Possible for responding to office actions

REQUIREMENTS

Filing Requirements

Notarized POA required for all of the below procedures

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization (observer status), Hague Agreement, Nairobi Treaty, Madrid Protocol, WIPO Copyright Treaty, WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, Rome Convention, Strasbourg Agreement, Budapest Treaty, Locarno Agreement, Nice Agreement, Phonograms Convention, Berne Convention, Madrid Agreement (Marks), Paris Convention, Patent Cooperation, WIPO Convention, Apostille Convention


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • POA may be submitted within 2 months from filing date
  • Priority document may be submitted within 3 months from filing date

RENEWAL

Filing Requirements

  • No additional dcuments are required

What you need to know

  • Grace period of 6 months

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address, notarized

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for applications and registrations

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

  • Deed of assignment, simply signed

What you need to know

  • Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
  • May be recorded for applications and registrations

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, notarized

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, notarized
  • Statutory declaration and statement of case, notarized

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only
  • License recordal is compulsory in order to be effective against third parties

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EQUIVALENT SEARCH

No Provisions

OPPOSITION

6 months from publication date

EXAMINATION

As to novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability

ANNUITIES

Due annually on the anniversary of the grant

PUBLICATION

Patent applications are published in the Official Gazette

PROTECTION TERM

20 years from the international filing date

REQUIREMENTS

Filing Requirements

Simply signed POA required for all of the below procedures


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of the specifications, claims, and abstracts with Azerbaijani and Russian translation
  • 1 set of drawings and the abstract
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • Priority document must be submitted within 3 months from filing date

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address, notarized

What you need to know

  • Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language
  • Documents must be translated into Azerbaijani upon submission

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

  • Deed of assignment, notarized
  • POA from assignee, simply signed

What you need to know

  • Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language
  • Documents must be translated into Azerbaijani upon submission

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, notarized

What you need to know

  • Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language
  • Documents must be translated into Azerbaijani upon submission

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, notarized

What you need to know

  • Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language
  • Documents must be translated into Azerbaijani upon submission

REQUIREMENTS

Filing Requirements



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