It is possible to “claim priority” when filing a trademark application. This means that if an applicant files a trademark application in a country outside Armenia that is party to the Paris Convention or the World Trade Organization, priority can be claimed in a corresponding Armenian application, provided the Armenian application is filed within six months of the foreign application. This means that the Armenian application will be considered to have been filed on the same date as the foreign application cited. Claiming priority can help increase the possibility of an application achieving registration despite another similar application because the priority will afford the applicant earlier rights. Mere use in a foreign country does not give rise to priority. In addition, an applicant may claim priority if services or goods bearing the trademark have been displayed at an internationally recognized trade show or trade fair within the last six months.
Is it possible to claim priority for foreign trademarks?
nerses 2014-01-11T09:29:36+04:00 January 11th, 2014|