If any objections are raised by the Armenian Intellectual Property Agency (AIPA) at examination stage, the applicant will have the opportunity to persuade the examiner that the objections are not valid. If the objections relate to the goods and services listed in the specification, the applicant will be given the chance to make amendments to these.
If a trademark application is rejected by the AIPA following the first examination the applicant can request a second examination within two months after having been notified of the rejection. The second examination will be performed within a two-month period and a decision will be issued either confirming the first decision or repealing it.
If an unfavorable decision is issued after the second examination it can be appealed to the Appellate Committee of the AIPA within three months after it has been served on the applicant.
Decisions of the first examiner, the second examiner and the Appellate Committee are all subject to an appeal to the Administrative Court within six months after they have been served on the applicant. The applicant has the choice if he or she wants to appeal the AIPA’s decision directly to the Administrative Court or if he or she wants to have the AIPA’s decision first reviewed by the Appellate Committee and then file an appeal against that decision.
The official fees for filing an appeal with the Appellate Committee are approximately $120; for filing an appeal to the Administrative Court, $10.
The Administrative Court issues a decision which may be appealed to the Administrative Court of Appeals and then to the Court of Cassation.
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