Appealing a Denied Trademark Application in Armenia
Initial Examination: If any objections are raised by the Armenian Intellectual Property Agency (AIPA) during the examination of a trademark application, the applicant has the opportunity to address these objections and persuade the examiner that they are not valid. Amendments to the goods and services listed in the specification can also be made if necessary.
First Examination Rejection: If the AIPA rejects a trademark application following the first examination, the applicant can request a second examination within two months from being notified of the rejection. The second examination will occur within a two-month period, resulting in a decision that either confirms or reverses the initial rejection.
Second Examination Rejection: If an unfavorable decision is issued after the second examination, the applicant can appeal it to the Appellate Committee of the AIPA within three months from being served with the decision.
Further Appeal to Administrative Court: Decisions made by the first examiner, second examiner, and the Appellate Committee can all be appealed to the Administrative Court within six months from being served on the applicant. The applicant can choose whether to appeal the AIPA's decision directly to the Administrative Court or first have the decision reviewed by the Appellate Committee and then file an appeal against that decision.
Appeal Costs: There are official fees associated with filing an appeal with the Appellate Committee, approximately $120, and for filing an appeal with the Administrative Court, around $10.
Legal Hierarchy: The Administrative Court's decision can itself be appealed. It may be further appealed to the Administrative Court of Appeals and subsequently to the Court of Cassation.
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