Fees For Patent in Azerbaijan
Fees associated with filing patent applications in Azerbaijan, as well as other patent charges, are available in the fee calculator.
The term for filing an Azerbaijani patent application
The term for filing a patent application in Azerbaijan claiming priority is 12 months from the priority date. The term can be extended for 2 months if the candidate fails to file the patent application despite due care.
Minimum patent filing requirements in Azerbaijan
For the obtainment of a patent filing date, it is necessary to provide the Azerbaijani Patent Office with the request to grant a patent in Azerbaijani, patent specification, abstract, and drawings in any language. All other documents, as well as the translation of the patent application, may be provided later.
Language of the patent application in Azerbaijan
Patent applications may be filed in any language; however, translation into Azerbaijani should be provided within two months from filing the patent application. Additionally, patent claims and abstracts should be translated into Russian.
Priority document of the patent
Priority should be claimed simultaneously with filing the patent application or within two months from the filing date. Priority documents should be provided within 16 months from the priority date.
Power of Attorney requirements in Azerbaijan
A signed and stamped Power of Attorney should be provided within two months from the date of filing in Azerbaijan. A Power of Attorney should be stamped regardless of whether the applicant is a natural or legal person. In case of the absence of the stamp legalization or notarization is required.
Substantive examination request for the patent
The substantive examination may be requested within 18 months from filing the patent application, alternatively, a patent will be issued at the applicant’s responsibility.
Grant and maintenance fees of the patent application
Official grant fee, as well as first post-grant annuities, should be paid within two months from the expiry of the opposition period. The opposition can be filed within 6 months from the publication of the application.
Novelty grace period of invention
If the information on the invention is disclosed by the applicant, author, and a third party that directly or indirectly obtained said information from them, within 12 months before the date of filing, such disclosure does not disprove the novelty of an invention.
Representation by an Azerbaijani patent attorney
For foreigners, it is necessary to perform the patent prosecution in Azerbaijan through an agent, registered Azerbaijani patent attorney.
- Online Search Database for Eurasian patents (EAPO).
- Patent protection in Azerbaijan may also be obtained via Eurasian Patent.
- Inventions may also be protected as Utility Models in Azerbaijan.
If you have any queries related to the Patent Filing in Azerbaijan, please contact IIPLA team. We will be more than happy to resolve your queries free of cost.