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Azerbaijan (AZ)

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Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated

Republication

The Office does not republish international registrations or renewals.

Examination Procedure

The Office carries out a substantive examination on patentability conditions for novelty and originality.

Opposition Period

Six months from the date of publication in the International Designs Bulletin (non-extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Refusal

Two months from the date of receipt of the notification (extendable for up to a maximum of 12 months upon payment of the required fee).

Effect as Grant of Protection

The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection if no refusal has been issued, as from the international registration date. If a refusal (partial or total) has been issued and the refusal has been subsequently withdrawn, the international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.

Representation before the Office

Foreign holders may not appear or file documents directly before the Office. Representation is required by a local patent attorney, registered with the Office. A list of patent attorneys may be obtained directly from the Office or at:
http://www.azstand.gov.az

Fees payable on division of the international registration

Not applicable.

Last updated on: February 28, 2013

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