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Okt 01, 2011 (Newsletter Issue 11/11)
Turkmenistan
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Use Requirement Compulsory


The national Law on Trade and Service Marks that became effective on November 15th, 2008, introduced oppositions and cancellation actions due to non-use.
Effective November 15th, 2011, the use of registered trademarks will be compulsory. The grace period for non-use of a registered trademark is three years as of the registration or the last use date.
This means, that beginning from November 15, 2011, any trademark, registered before November 15, 2008, can be canceled due to non-use. Trademarks registered after November 15, 2008 can be canceled due to non-use after 3 years of non-use.

However, the rules on filing opposition are not adopted yet. The official fee for filing an opposition is about EUR 75.




Source: www.liapunov.com