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Annual Technical Report 2006 on Industrial Design Information Activities submitted by Armenia (SCIT/ATR/ID/2006/AM)

 

Where URLs are requested below, it is preferred that either URLs which are likely to remain stable over time (three years or more) are provided, or home (main) page URLs are provided with a short explanation of how to access the corresponding information.

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 2006 29 applications for industrial designs were filed with the Intellectual Property Agency of the Republic of Armenia.
In 2006 17 patents were granted on industrial designs.
The statistical data on filed applications and granted patents on industrial design are given on the following site http://www.aipa.am of the Intellectual Property Agency of the Republic of Armenia.

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 2006 4 numbers of the Official Bulletin “Industrial Property” were published: No 1(37), No 2 (38), No 3(39) and No 4(40), in CD-ROM format.
The bulletins were published in Armenian and Russian and include official information on 17 patents on industrial designs.
Preparation and publication of description of 44 industrial designs have been carried out for their provision to the patent owners.
Technical and Statistic reports on industrial designs and service marks for 2005 have been prepared and presented to the World Intellectual Property Organization.

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 subsystem 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” system and Microsoft Office have been installed, service of operation system, installation of software, diagnostics of infected computers and programs have been carried out, and operation failures have been removed, databases of inventions, utility models, trademarks, trade names have been installed.
Symantec Backup Exec 10d, Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 10.1 programs have been installed as well as data archiving strategy has been developed.

VI. Administration of industrial design information products and 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)

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, where information on industrial design of the Agency had been published, 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 (please indicate URLs of web pages of the Office’s website wherever appropriate)

Studies in Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property (1 participant).

IX.Other general information related to the Office that is available on the Internet -- URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that:

Patent information of the Agency is available to the wide public as well as via Internet (http//www.aipa.am). The page contains the following information sections:
- Statistic data
- Annual report
- Patent attorneys
- Contact information
- Links
- Laws
- Official Publications
- Information-search system.
- Trademarks Database
The information is available in three languages (Armenian, Russian, English)

X. Other relevant matters