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Mongolia is a country in East Asia, located between Russia and China. Being one of the global growth generating countries, Mongolia presents a market open to development and innovation. Official implementation of electronic transactions facilitates obtaining protection and defending intellectual property rights. The national currency of Mongolia is tögrög, also known as tugrik.

A variety of IP objects are available in Mongolia:

– Inventions or utility models, through national patent applications or PCT entry

– Trademarks, through national trademark applications or Madrid registrations

– Industrial designs, through national applications or the Hague System

– Appellations of origin and geographical indications

– Copyright

– Computer programs

The Mongolian Patent and Trademark Office conducts correspondence in Mongolian language. Documents in English may also be accepted by the Office, but will require a translation into Mongolian within 2 months from the date of filing. Any foreign applicant needs to appoint a local Patent Attorney for handling its IP matters before the Office. The appointment can be confirmed with a copy of signed Power of Attorney, the original Power of Attorney will not be necessary for the proceedings.

Average examination timeframe by the Mongolian Patent and Trademark Office is about 2 months for inventions, about 1 to 4 months for utility models, about 6 to 9 months for trademarks, and about 12 months for industrial designs. Trademark prosecution involves publishing the trademark for oppositions by third parties.

When an IP-related matter proceeds to court, they are considered by an administrative court. An attorney well-versed in the local court practice will ensure protection of the client’s best interest in any matter.

For general information on the costs, please contact us at quotes@patentica.com or info@patentica.com, and we will be happy to provide a precise calculation for your particular situation, including any unorthodox matters. If it concerns potential oppositions, litigation or other such cases that are usually based on an hourly rate, please send us a brief description of the circumstances. We will analyze the case and prepare a detailed professional estimation of associated costs.