Armenian inventors contrived 44 inventions this year
YEREVAN, JUNE 13, ARMENPRESS. An Armenian scientist invented a new method of fostering hair growth and hair strengthening. The invention made by inventor Ghukas Ulikhanyan received a certificate from the Intellectual Property Agency of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia. In a conversation with "Armenpress" the Head of Inventions and Utility Models Department of the Intellectual Property Agency Avetis Peryan stated that the Armenian scientists have authored other interesting inventions as well, including ointment for burn treatment. The Agency has received 82 applications of inventions and utility models during the first five months of the current year. The total amount decreased for 4-5 percent in comparison with the same period of the previous year. Among other things the Head of Inventions and Utility Models Department of the Intellectual Property Agency Avetis Peryan underscored: "56 applicants received certificates, 48 of them for inventions and 8 for utility models. It's also noteworthy that the authors of 4 inventions and one utility model come from foreign countries."
The national system of intellectual property protection in Armenia started by the establishment of the Patent Office Under the Government of the Republic of Armenia in January 1992 and the National Agency of Copyright in December 1993. Later, in 2002, the Intellectual Property Agency of the Republic of Armenia was established by merger of the two organizations, which has the status of separate division acting within the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia. In the same year the Government of the Republic of Armenia adopted the statutes and the structure of the Agency.
On June 10, 2011 The Government of the Republic of Armenia adopted the "Strategy of the Republic of Armenia on Intellectual Property Rights Protection".
At present the legal field of intellectual property is regulated by laws and legal acts as well as the international agreements of the Republic of Armenia.
The Republic of Armenia is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) since 1993 and the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) since 1995. The Agency cooperates with the European Patent Office (EPO), other international and regional structures and foreign offices.