World Trademark Review 1000 2021

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

As a trademark market of growing importance, Kazakhstan is covered in the WTR 1000 for the first time this year. Alongside fellow EAEU member states Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia, the country has just signed the Agreement on the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Trademarks, Service Marks, and Appellations of Origin,...

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As a trademark market of growing importance, Kazakhstan is covered in the WTR 1000 for the first time this year. Alongside fellow EAEU member states Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia, the country has just signed the Agreement on the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Trademarks, Service Marks, and Appellations of Origin, which aims to harmonise trademark legislation across all five countries. Kazakhstani trademark attorneys are optimistic about the changes this will bring, which they hope should render the system more efficient and cost effective; although some have reservations about the length of time it is taking to put the reforms into place. Meanwhile, the local trademark and patent office has recently adopted a new electronic system for filings, which professionals have praised for its speed and efficiency.

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