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September 10, 2013
Official fees for patents, designs and trademarks in Azerbaijan have been changed as of August 25, 2013.

According to the decrees of the Cabinet of Ministers Nos. 208 and 209 of the republic of Azerbaijan official fees for patents, designs and trademarks in Azerbaijan have been changed as of August 25, 2013. According to said decree the majority of official fees have increased two, three or even four times, besides there were some changes in the fee structure.

Specifically, some main changes to mention in the patent fees are the following. Official fee for filing a patent application for the application containing 1 independent claim has become 20 AZM instead of 10 AZM that were stipulated earlier. Official fee for examination of a patent application containing 1 independent claim is currently 120 AZM instead of 50 AZM stipulated earlier.

The major changes in the fees relating to trademarks are the following. Official fee for filing a trademark application in black and white execution has become 201 AZM for one class in contrast to the earlier stipulated 60 AZM for up to 5 classes. Besides, according to former regulations black and white and color trademarks were charged equally, while currently official filing fee for a color trademark is higher than for a black and white one.

Finally, the above-mentioned decrees have introduced one common change both for patents and trademarks, specifically some official fees, namely official filing and examination fees, bacame subject to payment of 18% VAT.


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