PATENT FILING IN IRAN
Iran joined Paris Convention in 1959 and is a member of WIPO since 2001. IRIPO is the intellectual property office for Iran. With the vision of globalization the patent filings, IRIPO has modified its intellectual property laws for the better coordination and connectivity with other nations as well. IRPO strictly restricts the patentability of Pharmaceutical formula and compounds. However, a patent application can be filed for processes related to the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. A patent may get cancelled if it has not worked during the five-year period following its date of granting. IRIPO requires the patent applications to be translated in Persian language. GPF can assist in efficiently and promptly, using accurate translations, filing of patent applications. GPF along with Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) has tremendous experience in dealing with Patent Filing/ Prosecution as per Iranian Patent Laws, and can assist in hand-holding through the complete prosecution lifecycle of a Patent.
- Persian Translation of the Priority/PCT Document.
- Power of Attorney.
A patent can be filed in Iran as any of the following formats:
Paris Convention based national entry.
PCT National Phase based national entry.
Examination starts automatically once the examination on formal requirements is completed.
Response to Examination Report has to be submitted within 2 months from the date of First Examination Report (FER).
Annual fees are payable two months prior to the first anniversary of entry into the national phase and each subsequent year thereafter. Protection of the Patent is for 20 years from the International Filing Date.
Publication of Iranian patents is done upon grant.