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Uzbekistan: a new stage of product labeling begins

According to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers dated May 20 (PKM-322), a new stage of mandatory labeling of consumer goods will start from June 2021, and will cover pharmaceutical products, beverages and household appliances. The provisional regulation…

Kazakhstan: Eurasian Protocol on the protection of industrial designs entered into force

On April 12, 2021 the Protocol on industrial design protection to the Eurasian Patent Convention of September 9, 1994 entered into force in Kazakhstan. The Protocol extends the Eurasian mechanism for obtaining a patent effective in the territories of the EAPC…

Uzbekistan: acceleration of terms of examination of applications for protection of IP objects

Since April 1, 2021 at the Intellectual Property Agency under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan introduced a procedure for accelerated examination of applications for granting protection to the objects of IP. The procedure for…

Single trademark of the EAEU

The Senate of Kazakhstan approved the ratification of the Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods of the Eurasian Economic Union dated 03.02.2020 (Treaty on the TK EEU) on March 18, 2021. What does it mean? The Treaty will…

Legalmax signed a memorandum of cooperation

A memorandum of cooperation was signed between the legal firm Legalmax and Public Foundation for Support and Development of National Mass Media The parties intend to comprehensively expand cooperation in the field of legal support for the media, journalists…

Uzbekistan: The Law "On personal data" has been amended

Under the Law "About making changes and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan" dated January 14, 2021 under № ЗРУ-666 current edition of the Law "About personal data" was supplemented by the Article 27-1 "Special conditions of…

Kazakhstan: the registration of medicines under the national procedure has been prolonged until July 1, 2021

A webinar on "Registration of medicines under the EAEU: the new reality. Challenges and prospects" with participation of Legalmax experts was held. The trend and development of the EEU pharmaceutical market and market authorization file issues were discussed.…

Legalmax remains among the best IP law firms in Uzbekistan according to Сhambers & Partners

Legalmax is once again recognized by Сhambers & Partners for its successful long-term work in providing a full range of services in the field of intellectual property. Mukhammadali Makhmudov, a partner and attorney-at-law, is rated for his leading expertise…

Kazakhstan simplifies procedures of Custom Register of Intellectual Property Objects

Since January 01, 2018, submission of confirmed facts of infringement of intellectual property rights in any of the Eurasian Economic Union countries, became a prerequisite for granting a customs protection in Kazakhstan. The requirement limited rightowners…

Kazakhstan: planned amendments and changes to the intellectual property legislation

In 2021 a number of amendments and additions are slated to be introduced into the intellectual property legislation of Kazakhstan. The appropriate bills are already under consideration by the relevant working groups. You can find the information on the…

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RUSSIA: “A ROAD MAP” HAS BEEN APPROVED IN THE FIELD OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REGULATION IN RUSSIA The road map includes 24 measures focused on the development of the intellectual property concept. The most crucial measures include the following: - introducing…

Product labelling innovations in Uzbekistan

Commencing on 1 August 2020, it is prohibited in Uzbekistan to issue a certificate of conformity for most imported consumer goods without the manufacturer's marking of such goods in the State language of Uzbekistan (the Uzbek alphabet based on the Latin…

COVID-19 LEGALMAX UPDATE. Possible prolongations in matters which require administrative procedures

Mar 18, 2020
COVID-19 LEGALMAX UPDATE Possible prolongations in matters which require administrative procedures. Dear clients and colleagues, We hope that you and the close ones are being well and healthy during this challenging period for all of us. The situation in our…

THE SHORT ANALYSIS ON THE DYNAMICS OF CHANGES IN IP SPHERE – UZBEKISTAN, 2019

Jan 17, 2020
THE SHORT ANALYSIS ON THE DYNAMICS OF CHANGES IN IP SPHERE – UZBEKISTAN, 2019 To go back a year ago, we could recall that the Head of state by his Decree of February 8, 2019 reformed the management system and introduced new orders in the field of intellectual…

The rules regulating the prices of medicines come into force in Kazakhstan.

May 20, 2019
In Kazakhstan from May 14, 2019 come into force the Rules for Regulation of Prices for Medicinal Products (hereinafter referred to as the "Rules"), adopted by the Order of the Acting Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. EP DSM-42 dated April…

Innovations in the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of regulation of production and traffic of alcohol and tobacco products

May 16, 2019
Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan under No. UP-5656 established a new procedure for the production and circulation of alcohol and tobacco products. The main purpose of the document implementation is to improve the system for the sale of…

Changes in administrative penalties in the field of intellectual property in the Republic of Uzbekistan

May 14, 2019
The Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Administrative Responsibility (CAR) has been amended and supplemented by the following rules regarding the violation of rights to intellectual property. Article 177 of Code on Administrative Responsibility is…

Legalmax Law Firm and Kassilgov & Partners successfully defended in court the rights of the original medicine manufacturer applying the “data exclusivity” institute

Apr 15, 2019
Problem description One of the current problems the pharmaceutical companies (right holders and original medicine manufacturers) face in the Kazakhstan market is a violation of their rights by individual generic drug manufacturers expressed in using by them…

Ms. Zhanna Abylkhanova elected as a chairman of the Union of Patent Attorneys of Kazakhstan.

Feb 20, 2019
We are pleased to announce that Ms. Zhanna Abylkhanova, the Head of Legalmax office in Kazakhstan, has been elected as a Chairman of the Union of Patent Attorneys of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Zhanna has been leading the Kazakhstan office for the past few…

Alert for right holders: Important changes in Uzbek IP legislation

Feb 13, 2019
On February 8, 2019 the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On measures to improve state administration in the field of intellectual property” came into force. The list of significant changes is given below: 1. Complete inventory of…

Some legal issues of franchising in Kazakhstan

Dec 28, 2018
A franchise is a legal and commercial relationships between the owner of the brand (the Franchisor) and someone who seeks to use that identification in a business (the Franchisee). A franchise could be used as a strategy of expanding a business and…

“People’s Lawyer” Сampaign

Dec 07, 2018
On November 30, 2018, Legalmax Central Asia LLP associates and specialists supported and took part in the largest-scale republican campaign “People’s Lawyer”, which took place this year simultaneously in major cities of Kazakhstan: Almaty, Astana, Aktau,…

Kazpatent began to provide open access to information about trademark applications.

Oct 17, 2018
Starting from October 2018, right holders, applicants and all other interested parties are able to receive free information on trademark applications filed for registration in Kazakhstan according to the national procedure. Previously, open access was…

Legal grounds for restricting access to Internet sites in Kazakhstan

Oct 17, 2018
Despite the fact that this field is under detailed regulation by the authorized bodies, there occur cases of dispute on the part of the Internet resources owners over the facts of blocking the website access in law enforcement practice, which, in some cases,…

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March 25, 2019 1648

XX Forum on Intellectual Property of Russia and the CIS countries

On March 21–22, 2019 in Moscow, patent attorneys and lawyers of Legalmax Law Galina Vorojeikina and Tatyana Mova Firm took part in the XX Forum on Intellectual Property of Russia and the CIS countries. The head of the Kazakhstan office of Zhanna Abylkhanova spoke on the topic: "Analysis of judicial… Details
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March 03, 2016 2834

LEGALMAX sponsors "Legends of Uzbek Ceramics" Exhibition.

Legendary art by Uzbek masters of ceramics that has been known for thousands of years. For the first time in many years, the famous potters of our time, were able to gather together on 21-23 November 2015 to present their work to the general public, demonstrating the art is living among Uzbek… Details
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February 16, 2016 3317

IIPLA annual Congress in Dubai

Djakhangir Aripov, partner and patent attorney of Legalmax, participated at the IIPLA annual Congress (International Intellectual Property Law Association), which was held in Dubai on 18-19 January 2016. During participation in the Congress as a speaker, Djakhangir presented an extensive report on… Details
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January 05, 2016 2885

Legalmax Law Firm lawyers held a lecture at the Tashkent State Law University.

Legalmax Law Firm lawyers held a lecture at the Tashkent State Law University devoted to "Intellectual Property in Innovative Economy". The purpose of the lecture was to acquaint students with the key bedrocks of regulation in the sphere of intellectual property in Uzbekistan, and its importance… Details
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Nov 27, 2015 5307

Successful negotiations of Legalmax lawyers with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have led to registration of a national trademark of a large Chinese tea distributor in Uzbekistan.

Legalmax lawyers have recently represented our local client in negotiations with the prominent international organization “World Wildlife Fund” (WWF) in pursuit of obtaining the WWF’s consent to register the Chinese tea manufacturer and distributor’s trademark, which is similar to the WWF’s prior… Details
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Nov 10, 2015 10336

Legalmax law firm has successfully protected the interests of the Hollywood film company.

Legalmax law firm has successfully protected the interests of the Hollywood film company disputing unfair trade mark registration of the world famous cartoon character. The lawyers and patent attorneys represented the interests of the American film company in the case of invalidation the trademark… Details

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Kazakhstan: Overcoming Provisional Refusals of International Trademark Registration

With the accession to the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks by the Republic of Kazakhstan, foreign applicants and mark owners have been enjoying the benefits of the system, such as submitting a single international application in…

Marketing Authorization and Registration of Trademarks for Pharmaceutical Drugs in Uzbekistan: Peculiarities and Differences

As both consumers and lawyers dealing with IP infringement cases, each day we face with the fact that many pharmaceutical companies (both independent legal entities and representative offices of foreign corporations) operate in Uzbekistan promoting and…

Customs register has started functioning in Uzbekistan

Customs IP register of Uzbekistan as for January 1, 2017 The Customs Code in new edition has come into force on April 22, 2016, and it now allows right holders to control the importation of goods which are protected as an intellectual property in…

Patent Linkage System and Its Relevance for Generic Drugs Registration in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

This articles addresses issues related to the protection of the rights of brand-name drug patent holders in connection with generic drugs registration by other manufacturers. The way drugs have to make from a laboratory to a pharmacy is known to be very long…

Arbitration in Uzbekistan: Key Things to Know

The judicial system of Uzbekistan consists of the Constitutional Court, courts of general jurisdiction for civil and criminal cases, economic courts, and military courts. The main act regulating and establishing the procedure for organization and activity of…

Anti-counterfeiting Measures in Uzbekistan in the Absence of Customs Recordation: Recommendations to Brand Owners

Due to amendments in the legislation of Uzbekistan come into force on 22nd of April, 2016 the information below ceased to be effective. For the latest update on customs measures, please go to the link Foreign manufacturers and brand owners as well as…

Main means to protect trademarks in Uzbekistan in a nutshell

First of all it is important to note that the dynamics of debates exiting nowadays among public institutions, businesses, and mass media regarding such issues as the use and protection of intellectual property is a certain indicator of the beginning of an…

IP enforcement in Kazakhstan. How it really works

This article contains general information about IP enforcement practice in Kazakhstan and our recommendations on the best ways for trademark owners to protect their rights. 1. Protection of Trademark Owners’ Rights under Kazakh Law In Kazakhstan, trademarks…