Azerbaijan - Country Commercial Guide
Protecting Intellectual Property

Provides advice on IPR protection, including information on the registration of patents and trademarks.

Last published date: 2021-09-29

Intellectual property rights enforcement is weak in Azerbaijan.  Although Azerbaijani law protects copyrights, patents, trademarks, and industrial designs, U.S. and multinational companies report significant problems with counterfeit goods.  Piracy and blatant IPR infringements, involving the use of unlicensed software by both the private and public sectors and fake international computer shops, are commonplace. 

In any foreign market companies should consider several general principles to effectively protect their intellectual property. For background, link to our article on Protecting Intellectual Property and Stopfakes.gov for more resources.

More detailed information on IP issues in Azerbaijan is provided in the Investment Climate Statement in this guide.