According to the Resolution of the President of Uzbekistan dated 08.02.2019 “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:
– From July 1, 2019, a complete inventory of all registered trademarks in Uzbekistan will be carried out. The purpose – to identify the facts of unfair registration of well-known trademarks and take actions to revoke the certificates of trademarks registration issued in violation of legal requirements.
Inventory will be engaged in the Prosecutor’s Office. A rather strange and very democratic decision: how did the TM specialists appear in the Prosecutor’s Office and how will they analyze the criteria of the corruption-issued trademarks is unknown. It sounds scary, it seems foreign owners of TM in Uzbekistan should be alerted.
– within one day after filing an application for a trademark, information on the application will be published on the official website;
Great news, there is an opportunity to conduct a TM search on filed applications. It remains only to upgrade the site to make it work and give users such a new opportunity.
– a certificate for a trademark may be terminated early on the basis of a court decision if the trademark is not used on the territory of Uzbekistan during the last 3 years of its operation.
There was a decrease in the period to 3 years.
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