Turkmenistan

General information

        • Valid Nice Classification  – NCL 11-2018

        • Procedure 

Registration period –  about 26-29 months from the date of filing. Proof of registration – Certificate Procedures feature From the date of filing you should regularly monitor trade mark applications to check whether any of them conflict with your trade mark.

Step

Term

Official notification

Filing an application

1 day

Notification with entr. number, Name of applicant, Date and time of filing

Formal examination

3-4 months from the date of filing fee payment

Notification. If the Rospatent detects any error, they will send Notification with proposition to correct it. 2 months to answer.

Examination of absolute grounds for refusal

About 20-21 months after previous step

Notification. If the application doesn’t meet requirements, they will send Notification – Provisional refusal. 2 months to answer.

Payment of registration, publication fees

2 months after previous step

 Invitation for payment registration and publication fees .

Publication

3-4 months

Certificate and publication

Requirements

1. The Applicant details

Legal Entity

Physical person

The full official name (Engl. translitaration)

The Name (as it is in the passport and/or Engl. transliteration)

 A Legal address

 An address

2. The image of the TM (jpg), The verbal elements, other 3. Goods and services / classes NCL 11-2018 (we‘ll help you to choose the classes for your goods/services) 4. POA (scanned copy without legalization)

Representation by a trademark attorney Foreign applicants must perform the trademark prosecution in Turkmenistan through an agent, a registered in Turkmenistan trademark attorney.

Priority document The priority document must be submitted within three months from filing a trademark application in Belarus.

Translation. We translate from English/Ukrainian into Russian for free of charge.

Signed Power of Attorney, legalization and notarization are not required (may be filed to the Turkmen Trademark Office within two months from the filing date

General information

Invention

  • Procedure

Registration period – about 3-5 years from application filing date.

Proof of registration – Certificate.

Term of validity – 20 years from application filing date. Patent for invention can be extended for additional 5 years if the object of the patent is the medicinal product, pesticide or agrochemical, when use of product requires permission of competent authority.

What can be protected: product (device, substance, microorganism strain, plant and animal cell culture, etc.); new use of known device, process, substance, strain.

Step Term Official notification Deadline
Filing  application 1 day Notification with registration number, name of applicant, date and time of filing. Direct filing with claiming priority – 12 months from priority date1. PCT national phase entry in Turkmenistan – 31 months from the priority date2.
Formal examination after 2 months from  application filing date Request to submit missing or corrected documents / Decision to refuse/accept  application. Responding to formal examination request – 2 months from date of receipt3.
Preliminary examination after 18 months from the application filing date Request to submit missing or corrected documents / Decision of grant/refusal of limited patent. Responding to preliminary examination request – 2 months from date of receipt3.
Patent examination 1-4 years from the filing of the petition to proceed the patent examination Request for additional materials / Decision of grant/refusal. Filing petition to proceed substantive examination – within 5 years from application filing date. Responding to Patent examination request – 2 months from date of receipt3.
Grant and Publication within 6 months from grant fees payment Certificate Deadline of payment of grant and publication fees is 3 months from the date of Grant decision receipt3.
Annuity fees payment each year Invitation to pay annuity fees Annuity fee for each subsequent year is paid during the previous year3.

1 – This term may be extended for 2 months, upon corresponding fee payment.

2 – This term may be extended for 3 months, upon corresponding fee payment.

3 – This term may be extended for 6 months, upon corresponding fee payment.

Limited patent for an invention (Utility model)

  • Procedure

Registration period –1-2 years from the date of filing.

Proof of registration – Certificate.

Term of validity – 5 years from the application filing date.

What can be protected: product (device, substance, microorganism strain, plant and animal cell culture, etc.); new use of known device, process, substance, strain.

Step Term Official notification Deadline
Filing application 1 day Notification with registration number, name of applicant, date and time of filing. Direct filing with claiming priority – 12 months from priority date1. PCT national phase entry in Turkmenistan – 31 months from the priority date2.
Formal examination after 2 months from application filing date Request to submit missing or corrected documents / Decision to refuse/accept application. Responding to formal examination request – 2 months from date of receipt3.
Preliminary examination after 18 months from application filing date Request for additional materials / Decision of grant/refusal. Responding to preliminary examination request – 2 months from date of receipt3.
Grant and Publication within 6 months from grant fees payment Certificate Payment of grant and publication fees – 3 months from Grant decision receipt3.
Annuity fees each year Invitation to pay annuity fees Annuity fee for each subsequent year is paid during the previous year3.

1 – This term may be extended for 2 months, upon corresponding fee payment.

2 – This term may be extended for 3 months, upon corresponding fee payment.

3 – This term may be extended for 6 months, upon corresponding fee payment.

Requirements

Invention/utility model

1. Applicant details.

Legal Entity Natural person
Full official name (English transliteration) Name (as per passport and/or English transliteration)
Legal address Address

2. Inventor details.

Natural person
Name (as per passport and/or English transliteration)
Address

3. Number of International publication (PCT procedure) or Application materials: claims, description, abstract, drawings (non-PCT procedure; international application wasn’t published).

4. Turkmen or Russian translation of the application (we prepare by ourselves).

5. POA (no legalization or notarization required).

6. Certified copy of the priority application (if priority is claimed).

Representation by the invention attorney: Foreign applicants must perform the invention prosecution in Turkmenistan through an agent, a registered in Turkmenistan invention attorney.

POA and Turkmen translation of the application must be submitted within 2 months from the date of filing.

Priority documents must be submitted within 3 months from the date of filing.

Original of the POA signed by applicant(s). Notarization or Legalization is not required.
In accordance with acting Turkmenistan legislation, objects of copyright are: Literary works; Dramatics or musical dramatics, choreography, pantomimes and other works; Musical works; Audiovisual works; Sculptures, pictorial art, graphics, lithographic and other works of fine arts; Arts and crafts, and works of monumental arts; Works of architectural, urban planning and garden art; Photographic or similar works; Maps, plans, design sketches, illustrations and other similar works relating geography, topography and other sciences; Derived works including translations, processing, and other revisions of science, literature and art works; collections such as encyclopedias and databases; and other compound works are also objects of copyright. The procedure of copyright registration in Turkmenistan usually takes about 2-3 months.
  The general requirements for filing a copyright work are:

  1. Full name(s), address(es) and the date of birth(s) of the author(s);
  2. Full name(s), address(es) of the Right holder(s) (if differs from author);
  3. Title of the copyright work;
  4. Date of the creation of the work;
  5. A copy of the work in a material form printed or presented as computer file (if computer programs – in their initial form)

A simply signed power of attorney is needed.