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Azerbaijan (AZ)

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More in-depth details are available for the following aspects:

     General Trademark Regulations
     Trademark Use Requirements
     Grace Period for Trademark Renewal
     Trademark Licensing

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Sep 02, 2014 (Newsletter Issue 13/14)
Official Fees Changed
Since 4 August 2014, the official fee for trademark filing and examination in Azerbaijan is 175 AZN in one class for black & white as well as for colour trademarks.
Before, the official fees for trademark filing and examination have been different for black & white trademarks and colour trademarks.

The rest of the official fees have remained unchanged.

Source: Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners, Ukraine


Okt 01, 2013 (Newsletter Issue 14/13)
Official Fees Increased
According to the decrees of the Cabinet of Ministers Nos. 208 and 209 of the republic of Azerbaijan official fees for trademarks have been changed as of August 25, 2013.

The major changes in the fees relating to trademarks are the following. Official fee for filing a trademark application in black and white execution has become AZM 201 for one class in contrast to the earlier stipulated AZM 60 for up to 5 classes. Besides, according to former regulations black and white and color trademarks were charged equally, while currently official filing fee for a color trademark is higher than for a black and white one.

Source: Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners, Ukraine


Mrz 06, 2012 (Newsletter Issue 4/12)
Electronic System for IP Rights Registration
Azerbaijan has formed a special group on creation of electronic system for registration of intellectual property rights. The work will be implemented at the expense of 4.2 million USD (3.2 million EUR) grant provided by the Korean government for 2-year project realization.

On October 11, 2011 the State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents of Azerbaijan signed a grant agreement with the Korean Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry on automation of intellectual property rights registration. The agreement is aimed at securing the effictive system of IP rights management, establishing a digital library and information system, training specialists and providing the stable intellectual rights registration system in Azerbaijan.

Source: Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and partners, Ukraine


The legal basis is the Trademark Act, in force since June 12, 1998, and amended on February 19, 2019.
Azerbaijan is a member of the Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol.
Trademark protection is obtained by registration.
Trademarks which were protected in the former Soviet Union are protected in Azerbaijan only, if they were transcribed until December 31, 1995.
Nice classification, 11th edition
Registrable as a trademark are all distinctive and graphically representable signs, such as words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices, combinations or shades of colours, the three-dimensional shape of goods or their packaging and any combination of the mentioned signs.
The following trademark types are registrable: trademarks (goods and/or services) and collective marks.
The application is filed at the Patent Office.
Multiple-class applications are possible.
Foreign applicants need a local agent. Only licenced patent attorneys are authorised to act on behalf of the foreign applicant before state agencies on trademark issues.
A signed and stamped power of attorney is required. In case stamp is not available the document must be notarized or legalized.
Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.
The application process includes a formal examination and substantive examination (on absolute and relative grounds).
The entire procedure of trademark registration from filing to issuance of the registration certificate takes from 16 to 20 months.
After registration, the trademark is published in the Patent Office Bulletin.
National:
The possibility of filing an official opposition is not stipulated for trademark applications. Only an informational letter can be sent to the examiner while the application is still undergoing examination.
However, once the examination is finished and the trademark is registered, any person can apply to the Board of Appeals of AzPTO with an official opposition (appeal) against such registered trademark. A three-month time frame is established for the Board of Appeal to render its decision upon receipt of the objection (appeal). The official fee is AZN 80.

Details regarding the Opposition Period against designation of IR Mark are available in our publication on this topic here
A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from date of application.
The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.
Practical details on grace periods for trademark renewals are available in our publication here
Practical details on trademark use requirements are available in our publication here
The official fee for trademark filing and examination in Azerbaijan is AZN 175 in one class and AZN 40 for each additional class. The registration fee is AZN 45,00.

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Practical details on trademark licensing are available in our publication here
SMD Group thanks the following law firms for their assictance in updating the information provided.

Sep 22, 2020
Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and Partners, Moscow, Russian Federation  

Sep 08, 2020
BIPA International LLC, Baku, Azerbaijan



Efendi Law & IP Consultancy

Istiglaliyyet avenue 35
AZ 1001 Baku
Azerbaijan (AZ)

Intellectual Property Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Patent and Trademark Examination Center
Bakı şəhəri, AZ 1078
Nəsimi rayonu
Mərdanov qardaşları., 124

Tel +994 12 449 99 59; +994 12 449 62 71
Mail office@patent.gov.az
www.patent.gov.az




Eurasian Patent Organization (for patents and industrial designs) (EAPO)
M.Cherkasskiy per. 2
109012 Moscow
Russian Federation
Tel +7 495 41 16 15 0
Fax +7 495 62 12 42 3
Mail hotline@eapo.org
www.eapo.org

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
34, Chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland
Tel +41 22 33 89 11 1
Fax +41 22 73 35 42 8
www.wipo.int