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Annual Technical Report 2003 on Industrial Design Information Activities submitted by Armenia (SCIT/ATR/ID/2003/AM)

 

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The expression "industrial designs" covers industrial designs and models. Offices which issue design patents should report their design patent information activities in this series of Annual Technical Reports.

 

I. Evolution of registration activities

In 2003 15 applications for industrial designs were filed with the Intellectual Property Agency of the Republic of Armenia.
In 2003 10 patents were granted on industrial designs.

II. Matters concerning the generation, reproduction, and distribution of industrial design documents and of secondary sources of industrial design information, i.e., official gazettes

In 2003 4 numbers of the Official Bulletin “Industrial Property” were published: No 1(25), No 2 (26), No 3(27) and No 4(28), the last issue is in the form of CD-ROM.
The bulletins were published in Armenian and Russian. There were published data on 12 patents for industrial designs.

III. Matters concerning classifying, reclassifying and indexing of industrial design information according to the classification systems applied

International classification for Industrial Designs ICID (Locarno Agreement) is used for registration of industrial designs.

IV. Search file establishment and upkeep

V. Activities in the field of computerized search systems for industrial designs

VI. Administration of industrial design services available to the public (relating to facilities, e.g., for lodging applications, registering designs, assisting clients with search procedures, obtaining official publications and registry extracts)

Patent information of the Agency is available to the wide public via internet (http//www.armpatent.org). The page contains the following information sections:
- Statistics
- Annual report
- Bank data
- Patent attorneys
- Contact information
- Normative –legal base
The information is available in three languages (Armenian, Russian, English).

VII. Matters concerning mutual exchange of industrial design documentation and information

The Official Bulletins containing notifications on industrial design subject matters are sent free of charge to the Armenian Research Institute of Scientific and Technical Information, Main Library of the National Academy of Sciences, the libraries of the Armenian State University, the State Engineering University of the Republic of Armenia, the Armenian Academy of Agriculture, the State Public Library and to the Book House of Armenia.
According to the preliminary arrangements on patent information exchange, 21 copies of the Official Bulletin were sent to the Patent offices of foreign countries, as well as to WIPO, EPO and EAPO.

VIII. Matters concerning education and training including technical assistance to developing countries

IX. Other relevant matters