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Patent in Bhutan

Bhutan is a member of Paris Convention and conventional Patent Application can be filed in Bhutan. It is not possible to file PCT national phase patent application in Bhutan yet. The total term of Patent is 20 years from the date of filing.

Patent filing in Bhutan

The basic mandatory requirements for filing an ordinary patent application (without any priority) in Bhutan is as follows:

  1. Name, address, particulars and nationality of applicant/s for patent
  2. Name, address and nationality of inventor/s of patent
  3. Provisional specification or complete specification with description, claims, abstract, drawings
  4. Proof of right in favour of applicant from inventor in writing (assignment deed, employment agreement or any other arrangement)
  5. Power of authority in favour of Bhutan Patent Attorney/ agent

Conventional Patent filing in Bhutan

The basic mandatory requirements for filing a conventional patent application in Bhutan is as follows:

  1. Name, address, particulars and nationality of applicant/s for patent
  2. Name, address and nationality of inventor/s of patent
  3. Complete specification with description, claims, abstract, drawings
  4. Details of conventional Patent Application from which the priority is claimed

Other requirements for Conventional patent filing in Bhutan:

  1. Proof of right in favour of applicant from inventor in writing (assignment deed, employment agreement or any other arrangement)
  2. Power of authority in favour of Patent Attorney/ agent
  3. Certified copy of priority document
  4. English translation of Complete Specification, Priority document, if in language other than English

PCT National Phase Patent filing in Bhutan

Under the proposed Act, the basic mandatory requirements for filing a PCT National Phase Patent application in Bhutan shall be as follows:

  1. Name, address, particulars and nationality of applicant/s for patent
  2. Name, address and nationality of inventor/s of patent
  3. Complete specification with description, claims, abstract, drawings
  4. Details of PCT Application as well as priority application from which the priority is claimed

Other requirements for PCT national phase Patent filing in Bhutan

  1. Proof of right in favour of applicant from inventor in writing (assignment deed, employment agreement or any other arrangement)
  2. Power of authority in favour of Bhutan Patent Attorney/ agent
  3. Certified copy of priority document
  4. English translation of Complete Specification, Priority document, if in language other than English

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