Patent

Iran

BASIC FACTS

Patent Protected
Product Patent and Process Patent
Patentable Inventions as per Patent Act
"An invention shall be patentable if it includes a new innovation, and is industrially applicable. An innovation includes anything that has not been anticipated by prior art and would not be obvious to a person having ordinary skills
Inventions not Patentable
15d7f332ba428f1568617259@_Worksheet_in_Iran_Patent.xlsx
Non-Convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
Yes
PCT National Phase Application
Yes
Divisional Application
Yes
Patent of Addition
No
Patent of Importation (Patent of Introduction)
No
Others
No
Utility Model Protection is provided under Patent
No
Type of Application
N/A
Time Period
30 Months
Extended Deadline
N/A
Patent of Invention
20 Years
Utility Model Patent
N/A
Design Patent
N/A
Extension of Foreign Patent
N/A
Exceptions (e.g. Pharmaceutical Patents)
N/A

PROSECUTION

Basic Number of Pages
N/A
Basic Number of Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Dependent Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Independent Claims
N/A
Types of Claims
Product-by-Process and Omnibus
Invention Specification
N/A
Language of Specification
Farsi
Translation required
Yes
Due date to file the translation
2 Months
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Consulate Legalized
Deed of Assignment
Consulate Legalized
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
Consulate Legalized
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
Consulate Legalized
International Search Report (ISR), in case of PCT
Yes
International Preliminary Examination Report (IPEA), in case of PCT
No
Declaration of Ownership
No
Declaration of Nationality
No
Copy of Inventor's Passport
Yes
Other Documents
N/A
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
1 - 6 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
2 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
Varies on the basis of complexity of the patent application
Deadline to File the Reply
To be provided by the Examiner
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
To be provided by the Examiner
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
N/A
Time of Examination
N/A
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Publication
No
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
N/A
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
2 Months (minimum)

OPPOSITION

Applicability of Opposition
Yes