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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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,…

Trademarks in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Fundamentally new principles of functioning of the system of protection of trademarks entered into force on July 3, 2018

On 03.07.2018 came into force the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Improving Legislation in the Sphere of Intellectual Property" dated June 20, 2018 (hereinafter the…

Customs register of the Republic of Kazakhstan-2018. New rules of operation

On December 26, 2017 the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed a new code of the Republic of Kazakhstan «On Customs Regulation in the Republic of Kazakhstan» (hereinafter referred to as «the Code») No. 123-VI ZRK. The Code came effective as of…

Institute of “Data Exclusivity” in Kazakhstan and its influence on activity of pharmaceutical companies

Jan 10, 2018
PharmaceuticalData Exclusivity notion and institute is a legislative novel for the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – “RK”). The health legislation of RK envisages “data exclusivity” provisions, however, it does not define this particular term. This…

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL RIGHT HOLDERS AND APPLICANTS dealing with the Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Agency)

Oct 24, 2017
According to the Decree of the Cabinet of Minister No. 810 from 09 October 2017, starting from 12 October 2017 on all patent and other fees to be paid to the Agency shall be paid only in national currency of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbek som). This also…

According to the 2016 results, Legalmax is the leader in the number of electronic applications filed in Kazakhstan!

Aug 07, 2017
The National Patent Office of Kazakhstan (www.kazpatent.kz) has released applications statistics, where our colleague, Patent Attorney Janneta Butabayeva is topping the list of the most proactive applicants. Our performance is mentioned in the Kazakhstan…

INTA 2017 - Looking Back

Jun 11, 2017
In late May, trademark & patent attorneys of Legalmax visited Barcelona (Spain) to take part in the most anticipated and large-scale IP event hosted by the International Trademark Association (INTA). This year, INTA’s Annual Meeting beat its own record and…

Legalmax lawyers and patent and trademark attorneys are taking part in the 139th Annual Conference of the International Trademark Association (INTA)

May 17, 2017
On 20-24 May, Legalmax lawyers and patent and trademark attorneys are taking part in the 139th Annual Conference of the International Trademark Association (INTA). This year, INTA will launch in Barcelona (Spain) and gather over 10000 IP professionals,…

Amendments and additions introduced into the intellectual property legislation of Uzbekistan on April 18, 2017

May 03, 2017
Amendments and additions introduced into the intellectual property legislation of Uzbekistan on April 18, 2017 On April 18, 2017 a number of significant amendments and additions was introduced into the legislation of Uzbekistan on intellectual property rights…

Peculiarities of using word elements "BIO", "ECO" and "ORGANIC" while trademark registration and product labeling in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Apr 06, 2017
As it is known, labeling products with designations, which demonstrate naturalness of products and origin thereof, is a marketing tool that is widely used both by manufacturing companies and distributor organizations, and even sometimes by companies, which…

UZBEKISTAN: National developers of innovation projects will be supported

Apr 04, 2017
A new mechanism for supporting innovative enterprises has been developed. It is described in detail in the forum of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry discussed by the Presidential Decree "On measures to stimulate innovation and the implementation of…

UZBEKISTAN is Encouraging Timely Payment of Patent Fees

Apr 03, 2017
New provision is under discussion, which will encourage timely payment of patent fees. The patents can be restored within 3 years in cases where the payment of fees, which maintains the patent, has not been submitted by the due date, unless the patent has…

RUSSIA: Dispute Resolution Related to IP Right Simplified

Apr 03, 2017
Recently, the Duma passed the bill in its first reading simplifying the resolution of disputes concerning intellectual rights.The draft law introduces pre-court dispute settlement procedure on claims of right holders for compensation of losses, if the…

Amendments to expect in IP legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017.

Feb 14, 2017
In frame of upcoming changes in IP legislation of Uzbekistan new mechanisms of protection of exclusive rights are suppose to be introduced. Below we present major amendments, in our opinion, which are expected in IP legislation: - IP AGENCY OF UZBEKISTAN AND…

Amendments to expect in trademarks legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2017

Feb 14, 2017
As part of the draft law On introducing amendments and supplements into several legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan (the “RK”) on the issues of improvement of the legislation in the sphere of intellectual property (the “Draft Law”) is expected…

Company news

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March 25, 2019 127

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 1407

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 1956

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 1366

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 2419

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 3418

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…