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Intellectual property in Armenia

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The authority protecting the intellectual rights in Armenia is called Intellectual Property Agency. It was established in March 2002 and works under the Ministry of Trade and Economic Development.
Regional Organisations
Armenia has signed regional and international agreements in terms of intellectual property such as the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, the Eurasian Patent Organization, the Wipo Copyright treaty, among others.

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Law on Patents, 1999.
20 years, when the patent was granted on a basis of a substantive examination (principal patent), or for 10 years, when it was granted without carrying out of a substantive examination (preliminary patent).
Law on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origins
10 years initial period Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Law on Patents (Industrial Property Legislation)(1999)
15 years.  
Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (2006)
The author’s economic rights shall run for the whole life of the author and for 50 years after his death. The economic rights of the author holding copyright can be transferred by inheritance.
Industrial Models
Law on Patents
10 years.  

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