Patents Trademarks | Industrial Designs | Intellectual Property in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan

  • Patents of invention
  • Trade and Service Marks
  • Industrial Designs
  • Domain Names

LEGAL BASIS

  • Patent Law of February 4, 1998, amendments as of July 25, 2002, March 7, 2003, December 6, 2006, January 25, 2013 and April 10, 2015.

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • Paris Convention, since December 25, 1991.
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), since December 25, 1991.
  • Eurasian Patent Convention, since January 13, 1996.

FILING REQUIREMENTS

  • Power of Attorney (no legalization);
  • Specification, claims and abstract (to be translated into Russian or Kyrgyz);
  • Drawings;
  • Priority Document, if priority is claimed, to be filed within four months of the filing date.

REMARKS

National Phase of PCT: under Chapter I: 31 months; under Chapter II: 31 months.
Validity: issued after preliminary and full examination - valid for 20 years from the filing date.
Annuities: are due beginning with the third annuity.
Opposition: not regulated.

LEGAL BASIS

  • Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Places of Origin of Goods" of January 28, 1998, amendments as of March 7, 2003 and February 11, 2014.

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • Paris Convention, since December 25, 1991.
  • Madrid Agreement, since December 25, 1991.
  • Madrid Protocol, since June 17, 2004.

FILING REQUIREMENTS

  • Power of Attorney (no legalization);
  • Prints of the sign to be protected (25 prints for black and white signs; 10 prints in color and 15 in black and white for color signs);
  • List of goods and services, according to the International Classification; one application may include goods belonging to more than one International Class (to be translated into Kyrgyz or Russian);
  • Priority document, if any (to be filed within three months from the filing date).

REMARKS

Kinds of protection: trademarks and service marks (word marks, device marks and combinations thereof). Besides the original version, filing of word mark applications in the Cyrillic alphabet is highly recommended, as the Kyrgyz language uses the Cyrillic alphabet, and Russian still being a parallel language in the country.
Classification: International.
Obligation to use the registered mark: must be used; if not used within any three-year period after the registration (or last use) date, the mark can be cancelled upon request of an interested party; nominal use (advertising, publications) is accepted in absence of actual use.
Duration - renewals: 10-year period after the filing or last renewal date (note: marks re-registered on the basis of the former Soviet Union registrations are due for renewal 10 years after the Kyrgyz filing date, or the last renewal date in the former Soviet Union).
Opposition: not provided for.

LEGAL BASIS

  • Patent Law of February 4, 1998, amendments as of July 25, 2002, March 7, 2003, December 6, 2006 and January 25, 2013.

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • Paris Convention, since December 25, 1991.
  • Hague Agreement, Geneva Act, since December 23, 2003.

FILING REQUIREMENTS

  • Power of Attorney (no legalization);
  • Photographs and drawings;
  • Specification of the design (to be translated into Russian or Kyrgyz);
  • Priority document (if any).

REMARKS

Duration - renewals: after complete examination: 10 years from the filing date. Renewable for one additional period of 5 years.
Opposition: not regulated.

LEGAL BASIS

  • There is no specific legislation although some regulations on the organization and management of country code top-level domain names do exist.

FILING

  • ccTLD: .kg
  • Applicant: individuals and legal entities.
  • Local presence: not required.

REMARKS

Duration – renewals: one year, renewable.
Uniform dispute resolution procedure: none.

General Information

Area: 198,500 sq. km.
Population: 5,600,000 inhabitants (estimated 2014).
Capital: Bishkek, with about 1 million inhabitants.
Languages: Kyrgyz, Russian.
Currency: Kyrgyz Som (KGS).

General Remarks

The Kyrgyz Republic used to be a part of the former Soviet Union. The Republic declared its independence on August 31, 1991. The Patent Department of the Ministry of Education and Sciences was established on June 15 1993 and currently reorganized into the State Intellectual Property Service of the Kyrgyz Republic.

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