Any natural and legal person may apply for and own trademarks in Armenia, including non for profit organizations. It is not required for natural persons to be registered as individual entrepreneurs.
There are no Armenian residency or citizenship requirements for the applicants. Foreigners enjoy the same legal regime as Armenian residents subject to a reciprocity requirement. However, foreign legal and natural persons shall apply through their Armenian agents unless they have a permanent establishment/residency in Armenia. It is strongly advised to use professional legal services.
A trademark is subject to registration whether or not its owner runs a related business or is engaged in commercial activities in Armenia. There is no requirement to file a declaration of intention of use or affidavit of use or any similar document.
Several applicants may apply jointly and co-own a trademark. Collective marks are also available.