OFFICE of DR. ALEXANDER AGHAYAN & ASSOCIATES, INC. (dec.
1963) was founded in 1912 by Professor Dr. Alexander Aghayan
who had an active role in preparation and adoption of the Iranian
Trademark & Patent Registration Act and the Revised Regulations
thereto. Patent No. 1 was applied and registered in Iran 1931
by Dr. Alexander Aghayan when there was very limited knowledge
about patents in Iran.
its establishment, in the course of more than 90 years, LAW
OFFICE of DR. ALEXANDER AGHAYAN & ASSOCIATES, INC. has been
the most leading law office engaged exclusively in Industrial
Property issues namely trademark and patent registrations. It
currently represents more than 3.000 clients worldwide and handles
around 30.000 trademarks and patents that make almost 35% of
currently valid trademarks and patents in Iran. This office
also offers IP services in Afghanistan, Middle East and CIS
countries through its local agents.
mission is to provide our clients with efficient, up-to-date,
most reliable, and timely services and to safeguard their legitimate
rights under our national laws. This office enjoys the expertise
and profound knowledge of its most experienced staff and attorneys
some of whom have been working in the field of Industrial Property
for more than thirty years.
other local law offices, all the cases are taken care of collectively,
by a group of attorneys some of whom are shareholders of this
office. The Tehran Office is now run by Mr. Robert Martin a
certified public accountant with more than 15 years experience
in all aspects of Iranian patent and trademark registration
and enforcement. Mr. Alexander Aghayan, grandson of the founder,
allocates his time between Tehran and his New York practice
and liaison office. He holds a B.A. in economics from Williams
College, a J.D. from the Harvard Law School, and is a practicing
attorney in New York City. Dr. Shams Behbahani, one of the most
knowledgeable and skilled Iranian attorneys, conducts or oversees
litigations. Dr. Shahin Aghayan heads the Paris, France liaison
office. Other members of the staff counting 10, who have undergone
various training courses, carry out trademark and patent registration
Alexander Aghayan's function, as far as Iranian matters are
concerned, is limited to assisting US and other persons in registering
and protecting their intellectual property rights in Iran.