Uzbekistan the largest electricity producer in Central Asia, with high economic growth rate and stable prognosis, providing a rich environment for innovations in all spheres of the market. Official implementation of electronic transactions facilitates obtaining protection and defending intellectual property rights. The national currency of Uzbekistan is sum.
A variety of IP objects are available in Uzbekistan:
– Inventions or utility models, through national patent applications or PCT entry
– Trademarks, through national trademark applications or Madrid registrations
– Industrial designs, through national applications
– Appellations of origin and geographical indications
– Computer programs
– Plant varieties and animal breeds
The Uzbek Patent and Trademark Office conducts correspondence in Uzbek and Russian language. Any foreign applicant needs to appoint a local Patent Attorney for handling its IP matters before the Office, with some provisions: for example, Russian applicants can be represented by a Russian trademark attorney. The appointment should be confirmed with a signed Power of Attorney. In most cases, the original document is required, while sometimes a copy of the Power of Attorney may suffice.
Average examination timeframe by the Uzbek Patent and Trademark Office is up to 1 year for utility models and industrial designs, in general more than a year for inventions, and 10 to 12 months for trademarks. An accelerated examination procedure is available for trademark applications. Trademark prosecution involves possibility of filing oppositions by third parties.
When an IP-related matter proceeds to court, they are considered by an administrative, economic or criminal 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.
For general information on the costs, please contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to provide a precise calculation for your particular situation, including any unorthodox matters. If it concerns potential oppositions, litigation or other such cases that are usually based on an hourly rate, please send us a brief description of the circumstances. We will analyze the case and prepare a detailed professional estimation of associated costs.