Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked agro-industrial country in Central Asia, bordering Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China. Its economic market offers ample opportunity for development and investment. Official implementation of electronic transactions facilitates obtaining protection and defending intellectual property rights. The national currency of Kyrgyzstan is som.
A variety of IP objects are available in Kyrgyzstan:
– Inventions or utility models, through national patent applications or PCT entry
– Trademarks, through national trademark applications or Madrid registrations
– Industrial designs, through national applications or the Hague System
– Appellations of origin and geographical indications
– Computer programs
– Plant varieties and animal breeds
The Kyrgyz Patent and Trademark Office conducts correspondence in Kyrgyz and Russian languages. Any foreign applicant needs to appoint a local Patent Attorney for handling its IP matters before the Office. The appointment should always be confirmed with the original signed Power of Attorney.
Average examination timeframe by the Armenian Patent and Trademark Office is about 18 months for inventions, about 12 months for utility models, about 10 months for trademarks, and about 12 months industrial designs.
When an IP-related matter proceeds to court, they are considered by Appellation Council of the Kyrgyz Patent and Trademark Office, interdistrict court or the general jurisdiction court, depending on the case. An attorney well-versed in the local court practice will ensure protection of the client’s best interest in any matter.
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