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Within 5 days from the date of receiving the application, the Agency checks their compliance with the requirements established by the Law for the purpose of defining the filing date of the application.
Within 10 days after defining the date of filing the application, the Agency shall notify the applicant about it in written form also informing the serial number of the application.
Waiting time in queue:
Attention at counter:
Waiting time until next step:
Min. 10 days
- Max. 15 days
Any solution defining the outward appearance of an article, which is novel and original shall enjoy protection as an industrial design under the Law.
Within the meaning of the Law "Design" means the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, in particular, the contours, colors, shapes, texture as well as materials of the product itself and (or) its ornamentation.
Within the meaning of the Law "item" means any industrial or handicraft product, including, inter alia, parts intended to be assembled into a compound product, packaging, get-up, graphic symbols and typographic typefaces, excluding computer programs. Within the meaning of this Law "complex (compound) product" means a product, which is composed of multiple components, which can be replaced permissible disassembly and reassembly of the product.
A part of a complex (compound) product may be protectable industrial design if it
1. remains visible during normal use of the product;
2. meets the requirements of protectability of an industrial design as to novelty and originality.
An industrial design shall be considered new if no identical design has been made available to the public before the date of filing of the application with the State Authorized Body. A design shall be considered original if the overall impression it produces on the informed consumer differs from the overall impression produced on such a consumer by any design which has been made available to the public before the date of filing of the application. In assessing originality, the degree of freedom of the designer in developing the design shall be taken into consideration.
Application shall be filed in Armenian. The applicants of the Republic of Armenia are obliged to submit the attached documents to the application in Armenian, foreign applicants may submit them in another language. In this case they are obliged to submit their Armenian translations to the State Authorized Body within three months from the day the application is filed. If the State Authorized Body does not receive the translation in due time, the application shall be deemed to be withdrawn. The applicant shall be notified about withdrawal.
An application for an industrial design shall contain:
1. request for the registration of an industrial design;
2. photograph(s) or graphical representation(s) of the appearance of the whole or a part of the product, or of the products in case of a multiple application, in the number of copies prescribed by the State Authorized Body. The requirements for application on industrial design shall be prescribed by the State Authorized Body.