Patents Trademarks | Industrial Designs | Intellectual Property in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

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

LEGAL BASIS

  • Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Patents of Invention, Utility Models and Industrial Designs, of May 6, 1994, as last amended in 2008 and 2011.

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • Paris Convention, since December 25, 1991.
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty, since December 25, 1991.
  • (Not yet member of Eurasian Patent Convention).

FILING REQUIREMENTS

  • Power of Attorney (no legalization);
  • Specification, claims and abstract (may be filed in Uzbek or Russian language);
  • Drawings, 3 sets (A4);
  • Priority document, if claimed, to be filed within three months from the filing date;
  • Payment of the official filing fee (must be paid within three months before filing, and receipt submitted).

REMARKS

National Phase of PCT: under Chapter I: 31 months; under Chapter II: 31 months.
Validity: issued after formal and full examination - valid for 20 years.
Annuities: are to be paid after the publication of the granted patent; subsequent annuities are payable after the anniversary of the filing date.
Opposition: may be presented by any physical or legal person within three months of publication in the Patent Office Gazette.

LEGAL BASIS

  • Law on Trade Marks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin, in force since September 20, 2001, amended on September 19, 2007 and December 26, 2011.

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • Paris Convention, since December 25, 1991 .
  • Madrid Protocol, since December 27, 2006.
  • (Madrid Agreement was renounced with effect from January 1, 2008).

FILING REQUIREMENTS

  • Power of Attorney (no legalization);
  • 10 prints of the sign to be protected (8 x 8 or 8 x 16 cm);
  • List of goods and services, according to the International Classification (to be translated into Uzbek or Russian); one application may include goods belonging to several classes;
  • Priority document, if any.

REMARKS

Kinds of protection: trademarks and service marks (word marks, device marks and combinations thereof; three-dimensional marks, sound marks, marks perceived by smell, holographic marks, luminous marks). Besides the original version, filing of word mark applications in the Cyrillic alphabet is highly recommended, as the Uzbek language uses the Cyrillic alphabet, and Russian still being a parallel language in the country.
Classification: International.
Obligation to use the registered mark: compulsory. A trademark, which is not used during any five-year period after the registration date (or the last date of use), may be cancelled upon request filed by an interested party; nominal use (advertising, publications) is accepted in absence of actual use.
Duration - renewals: 10-year period after the filing date 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 Uzbek filing date, or the last renewal date in the former Soviet Union).
Opposition: yes (objections).

LEGAL BASIS

  • Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Patents of Invention, Utility Models and Industrial Designs, of May 6, 1994, as amended.

MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

  • Paris Convention, since December 25, 1991.

FILING REQUIREMENTS

  • Power of Attorney, no legalization;
  • Photographs and drawings of the model (5 sets, one of them in electronic form);
  • Specification of the model;
  • Priority document, if any;
  • Payment of the official filing fee (must be paid before filing and receipt submitted).

REMARKS

Duration - renewals: after formal and novelty examination: 10 years from the filing date. Renewable for one additional period of 5 years.
Opposition: may be presented by any physical or legal person within three months of publication in the Patent Office Gazette.

LEGAL BASIS

  • There is no specific legislation on country code top-level domain names.

FILING

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

REMARKS

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

General Information

Area: 447,400 sq. km.
Population:
approx. 32,000,000 inhabitants (estimated 2016).
Capital:
Tashkent, with approx. 2,400,000 inhabitants.
Language:
Uzbek (official), Russian (still used).
Currency:
Uzbek sum.

General Remarks

Uzbekistan used to be part of the former Soviet Union. The republic declared its independence on September 1, 1991. In July 2011 the Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Uzbekistan was established, in which the State Patent Office (established on October 1, 1992) is incorporated.

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