(WIPO code: TM) (last revised April 2021)

by KATZAROV S.A., Geneva, Switzerland and NARIMAN SONIN Patent Bureau, Ashgabat

General Information

Area

488,100 sq. km.

Population

5,528,627 (estimated July 2020).

Capital

Ashgabat, with about 846,000 inhabitants.

Languages

Turkmen (official), Russian.

Currency

Manat.

General Remarks

Turkmenistan used to be a part of the former Soviet Union. The Republic declared its independence on October 27, 1991. The Patent Office of Turkmenistan (Turkmenpatent) was established in December 1993. Turkmenistan is a Neutral State, so declared officially by UNO on December 12, 1995.