Region: Uzbekistan

Resolution aiming to improve IP protection system adopted

A significant novelty is that rights holders will soon be able to file and track Customs watch applications online through the “One Window” information system.

13 June 2022

Uzbekistan’s first GI law: what you need to know

It is expected that more geographically related signs and names will be registered, as the GI registration procedure is less rigid and time-consuming than for appellations of origin.

09 May 2022

Uzbekistan introduces monetary fines for IP rights infringement

Under amendments due to enter into force in May, legal entities may be fined between €2,200 and €4,400 for infringing trademarks and industrial designs, among other IP rights.

08 March 2022

Uzbekistan amends trademark and copyright laws - what you need to know

The amendments have brought about some significant changes, including the introduction of the expedited examination of trademark applications.

10 November 2021

New measures to improve IP rights protection system - key points highlighted

A resolution issued by the Uzbek president earlier this year has introduced numerous changes in the IP field. Most importantly, all legal entities and individuals are now entitled to register trademarks and service marks.

09 April 2021

Upcoming improvements to Uzbekistan’s IP rights protection system: what you need to know

The president of Uzbekistan has recently announced various measures aiming to improve the system of IP rights protection in the country - including an initiative intended to protect well-known international brands against copycat applications.

24 November 2020

Competition watchdog launches register of IP rights infringers

In order to raise awareness of the potential liabilities associated with manufacturing IP-infringing products, Uzbekistan’s competition watchdog has launched a register of businesses found liable for unfair competition practices involving IP rights infringement in 2020.

12 November 2020

Taking a stand against the stans: counterfeiting trends in Central Asia

Central Asia is facing a series of unique counterfeiting problems, but a detailed look into the legal measures adopted in the region suggests that Kazakhstan may have the answers.

02 January 2020

Uzbekistan introduces criteria for determining whether trademark is well known, transfers IP office appeal board to Ministry of Justice

A resolution which entered into force in Uzbekistan on 2 July 2019 introduces criteria for determining whether a trademark is well known. The resolution also brings the Board of Appeal of the Intellectual Property Office under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice.

31 July 2019

Uzbekistan introduces new administrative fines for IP rights infringement

Uzbekistan has adopted a new law which introduces fines for the infringement of copyright and related rights, patents, utility models, industrial designs and company names, and doubles the existing fines for trademark infringement.

14 June 2019

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