According to the Resolution of the President of Uzbekistan dated February 8, 2019 “On Measures to Improve Public Administration in the Sphere of Intellectual Property”, from 01.03.2019 a new procedure will be introduced that will apply to trademarks:
- within one day after filing an application for a trademark, information on the application will be published on the official website;
- the validity of the certificate on a trademark may be terminated early on the basis of a court decision in case of non-use of a trademark in the territory of Uzbekistan during the last 3 years of its operation.
From July 1, 2019, a complete inventory of all registered trademarks in Uzbekistan will be conducted. The purpose – to reveal the facts of unfair registration of well-known trademarks and to take measures to cancel the certificates of registration of trademarks issued in violation of the requirements of the law.
Until July 1, 2019, in Uzbekistan planning open a database that will contain information on all intellectual property objects, which will allow:
- to track in real-time information about intellectual property objects;
- information on the legal protection of intellectual property objects will be automatically entered into the Customs Register.
It is also reported that starting from January 1, 2020, it is planned to gradually reduce the rates of patent fees for non-residents of Uzbekistan for the provision of legal protection of the trademark and industrial design.
The above changes indicate that the Patent Office of Uzbekistan will take measures to detect violations in the registration of trademarks. Reducing patent fees should increase the interest of foreign applicants in the registration of trademarks in Uzbekistan.
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