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Intellectual property in Azerbaijan

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
After the declaration of independence of Azerbaijan from the USSR in 1991, the country created in 1993 the department of patents and trademarks under the aegis of the Committee of Technology and Sciences (Patent and License Department of the State Committee of Science and Technology). The country also founded the Copyright Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents.
Regional Organisations
Azerbaijan is a member of the Eurasian Patent Organization.
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent Law 1997 (Law on patents)
Valid for 20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Trademarks Law (law on registered trademarks) law in the process of being drawn up ; Paris Convention in force
10 years renewable Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Patent Law 1997 (Law on Patents)
Initial validity period of 10 years  
Law on the rights of authors
Upto 50 years after the death of the author Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
Patent Law (Law on Patents)
10 year period  

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