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Uzbekistan (UZ)

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09-01-2011 (Newsletter Issue 10/11)
New Agency for Intellectual Property Established
Uzbekistan's president has signed a decree establishing the Agency for Intellectual Property.
“The State Patent Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan” and “Uzbek Republican Agency for Copyright” has ceased to exist as of August 16th, 2011. Address and contacts of the Agency for Intellectual Property remains the same.

Source: Petosevic and the Agency Tria Robit

Legal basis is the Trademark, Service Marks and Appelations of Origin Law, in force since September 22, 2001. The latest amendments to the law were introduced in January 2013.
Uzbekistan is a member of the Madrid Protocol.
Trademark protection is obtained by registration.
Nice classification, 10th edition
A trademark may consist of verbal signs, figurative signs, three-dimensionals signs or other signs in any colour or colour combination. Colours are theoretically registrable as trademarks.
The following trademark types are registrable: trade marks, service marks and collective marks.
The application is filed at the Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Multiple-class applications are possible.
Foreign applicants need a local agent.
A non-legalised power of attorney is sufficient.
Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.
The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks. Signs not deemed distinctive in the examination can be registered if distinctiveness has been acquired by use.
The processing time from first filing to registration is approx. 15-18 months.
After registration, the trademark is published in the Agency Official Bulletin.
There is no opposition period for pending application, i.e. an application is not published for opposition purposes. After the mark is granted and the registration certificate is issued, the mark details are published in the Official Bulletin, and it may be opposed by any person before the Board of Appeals or a court. The court considers non-use cases and also cases on invalidation of trademark certificates. The Board of Appeals considers cases on invalidation of trademark certificates. Decision of the Board of Appeals could be appealed to the court.

Details regarding the Opposition Period against designation of IR Mark are available in our publication on this topic here
A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from date of application.
The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.
The grace period for renewals is 6 months from the expiration date of the trademark.

Further practical details are available in our publication on this topic here
If the trademark has not been used within 5 years from registration or has not been used later for a continuous period of 5 years, it may be subject to cancellation.

Further practical details are available in our publication on this topic here
The official fee for filing application is USD 600 for one class and USD 200 for each additional class. The registration fee (including renewal fee for the first 10 years of validity) is USD 1,100 and USD 60 for each additional class. The publication fee is USD 84.

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Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Uzbekistan
59 Mustakillik avenue
100000 Tashkent
Tel +998 71 23250 50
Fax +998 71 232 50 05

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
34, Chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva 20
Tel +41 22 33 89 11 1
Fax +41 22 73 35 42 8