Annual Technical Report 2005 on Industrial Design Information Activities submitted by Armenia (SCIT/ATR/ID/2005/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 2005 20 applications for industrial designs were filed with the Intellectual Property Agency of the Republic of Armenia.
In 2005 44 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 2005 4 numbers of the Official Bulletin “Industrial Property” were published:
No 1(33), No 2 (34), No 3(35) and No 4(36), in CD-ROM format.
The bulletins were published in Armenian and Russian and include official information on 44 patents on industrial designs.
Preparation and publication of description of 44 industrial designs have been carried out for their provision to the patent owners.
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
In the reporting period automation and technical re-equipment of the Agency has been continued. The Agency has purchased four “Pentium 4” computers as well as accessories to the computers, among them printers. Shortcomings and omissions in the information system of the Agency revealed in the course of its exploitation have been eliminated. A series of changes and supplements have been made with the aim of coping with the tasks having been raised as a result of improvement of works carried out in the Agency. As a result updates in the subversion of “industrial designs” database were elaborated.
The susystem of “industrial designs” database designed for examination and record keeping provides:
- Collection of bibliographic data in three languages (Armenian, Russian, English)
- Collection and control of fees
- Automation of record keeping
- Outlet of statistic data
- Publication of bibliographic data
- Search of information.
Windows 2000/XP and Microsoft Office have been installed and adjusted, service of operation system, installation and adjustment of computer programs, diagnostics of infected and damaged computers and programs and elimination of errors, installation of trademark and trade name databases have been carried out.
Archiving device HP surestore dat autoloader and software Veritas Back-up Exec and installation and adjustment as well as development of strategy on archiving of data on industrial designs have been carried out.
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:
- Statistic data
- Annual report
- Bank data
- Patent attorneys
- Contact information
- Normative - legal base
- Information-search system
The information is available in three languages (Armenian, Russian, English)
New electronic forms of applications on obtaining RA patent on industrial designs have been prepared in 2005. The new electronic forms of applications on obtaining RA patent on industrial designs can be found in the Agency site hyperlink “Blanks” (in Armenian only).
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 Chamber of Armenia. Official Bulletins have also been sent to the regional centers of the Republic of Armenia free of charge.
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