WTR 1000 2022

WTR 1000 - the World's Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Kazakhstan

Having signed the Agreement on the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin alongside its fellow EAEU member states – Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia – two years ago, Kazakhstan is enjoying a boom in trademark activity. With the regimes in all five countries now harmonised,...

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Having signed the Agreement on the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin alongside its fellow EAEU member states – Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia – two years ago, Kazakhstan is enjoying a boom in trademark activity. With the regimes in all five countries now harmonised, rights holders can easily and swiftly obtain protection across the region with no unnecessary complications or added costs. While the transition to the new system has not been easy, practitioners are optimistic that in the long term, the changes will prove both positive and lucrative – and the signs are already pointing this way. As a result of the covid-19 crisis, the electronic filing system recently implemented by the patent and trademark office has proved far more vital than many had initially anticipated.

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