Trademark application fees in Azerbaijan
Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Azerbaijan, as well as other trademark fees, are available in the fee calculator.
Multiple-class Trademark applications
Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Azerbaijan.
Minimum Trademark Application filing requirements in Azerbaijan
For the obtainment of a filing date, it is necessary to provide the Azerbaijani Patent Office with a request to register a trademark, name, and address of the applicant, prints of the trademark, list of goods and/or services following the international classification and proof of payment of the prescribed fee.
Requirements for the Power of Attorney in Azerbaijan
A sealed/stamped Power of Attorney may be submitted simultaneously with filing a trademark application or within two months from the filing date. In case the stamp is not available, the POA must be notarized.
A certified copy of the Priority Document together with its Azerbaijani translation may be filed along with an application or within three months from the filing date.
Opposition period for Trademark Application
The opposition period is not stipulated for a trademark application in Azerbaijan. Non-official observations (informing letter to the Trademark Office) against an Azerbaijani trademark application may be filed for national applications within the examination stage.
Grant, validity term, and trademark renewal in Azerbaijan
The official fee for trademark registration in Azerbaijan should be paid within four months from the issuance of the decision to register a trademark. The trademark in Azerbaijan is valid for ten years from the filing date. A trademark may be renewed for successive periods of ten years within twelve months before the expiration date. It is possible to renew a trademark within a grace period of six months after the expiration date on the condition that a surcharge is paid. Reinstatement of a lapsed trademark after grace period expiration is not possible.
The non-use grace period in Azerbaijan is 5 continuous years from registration. After its expiry, any interested party may initiate the cancellation action based on non-use to the Board of Appeal of Azerbaijan.
Representation by an Azerbaijani trademark attorney
For foreigners, it is necessary to perform a trademark prosecution in Azerbaijan through an agent, registered Azerbaijani trademark attorney.
What can be registered or filed as a trademark in Azerbaijan
Words, personal names, letters, numerals, figurative elements, the shape of the goods or their packaging, combinations of colors, as well as any combination of such signs, may be registered as a trademark in Azerbaijan.
- Online Search Database for International Trademarks.
- Response to the provisional refusal of an international trademark registration must be filed within three months from the date of its receipt by the holder. This term can be restored within 6 months after its expiration. The language of the response is Azerbaijani. It is necessary to appoint a local representative for filing the response and/or requesting a restoration. Final refusal may be appealed in the court within 3 months from the date of its receipt.
If you have any queries related to the Trademark Filing in Azerbaijan, please contact IIPLA team. We will be more than happy to resolve your queries free of cost.
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