Annual Technical Report 2006 on Trademark Information Activities submitted by Armenia (SCIT/ATR/TM/2006/AM)
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I. Evolution of registration activities
In 2006 1440 applications for registration under national procedure were filed with the Intellectual Property Agency (1449 applications for 2005), 1100 applications were registered (1271 for 2005) and 79 applications were refused.
2365 notifications were received under Madrid Agreement for international registration of trademarks with indication of Armenia (2359 notifications for 2005).
Decision was made for preliminary refusal of 450 international registrations (384 for 2005).
The statistical data on trademarks 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 secondary sources of trademark information, i.e., trademark gazettes
In 2006 4 numbers of the Official Bulletins “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, Russian and comprising the official information on 1480 registered trademarks and service marks, information on trademark extension of 2349 registered trademarks and also information on registration of trademark licensing agreements and agreements on assignment contracts of patents and trademarks (44 registrations).
Technical and Statistic reports on trademarks and service marks for 2004 have been prepared and presented to the World Intellectual Property Organization.
III. Matters concerning classifying, reclassifying and indexing of trademark information
Upon registration of trademarks, goods and services are classified according to the 8-th edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Agreement), and figurative elements of trademarks are classified according to International Classification of Figurative Elements of Marks (Vienna Agreement).
The list of goods and services in the application for registration of trademarks are indicated by the applicant according to ICTS.
Electronic database is available for received applications and registered trademarks.
With the help of electronic base the search on trademarks is practically carried out by all bibliographic data.
IV. Trademark manual search file establishment and upkeep
The Agency kept on work towards update of the foundation of the Armenian Centre for Scientific and Technical Information. The information received from patent offices of foreign countries is forwarded to the Centre.
V. Activities in the field of computerized trademark search systems
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 new versions of the programs for databases, among them the third subversion of “trademarks” database, the second subversion of “trade names” databases, subversion of “appellation of origin of goods” database were elaborated.
The subversion of “trademark” 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.
Carried out installation and adjustment of Symantec Backup Exec 10 d program, as well as development of strategy on archiving of data on trademarks. It has been also carried out the installation and adjustment of Symantic Anti-Virus Corporate Edition 10.1 program.
VI. Administration of trademark information products and services available to the public (relating to facilities, e.g., for lodging applications, registering trademarks, 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.aipa.am). The page contains the following information:
- Trademark registration under the national procedure
- Trademark registration under the international procedure
- Well-known trademarks
The information is available in three languages (Armenian, Russian, English).
VII. Matters concerning mutual exchange of trademark documentation and information
The Official Bulletins on “Industrial Property”, containing notifications on trademarks 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 Official Bulletin of the Agency were sent to the Patent offices of foreign countries, as well as to WIPO, EPO and EAPO.
Since 2005 the Agency was given access to the ROMARIN search on trademarks from the WIPO Internet site.
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)
WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property, two participants, WIPO Academy on Industrial Property, one 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
- Official Publications
- Information-search system.
- Trademarks Database
The information is available in three languages (Armenian, Russian, English)
X. Other relevant matters