Ukraine is one of the leading world countries as to the number of patent applications. Each year State Enterprise “Ukrainian Institute of Intellectual Property” (Ukrpatent) receives more than 4 thousand new applications on patents for invention, 9 thousand applications on…

The total length of the borders of the Russian Federation exceeds 60 thousand kilometers. The Russian-Kazakh border is the longest land border in the world. The long borders, the proximity to China, and the countries of Central Asia, the large…

Kazakhstan is the demanded jurisdiction by foreigners for the registration of trademarks. Every year, the National Institute of Intellectual Property (Kazpatent) receives 9-11 thousand new applications for trademark registration. Only a third of them from residents of Kazakhstan. Among recognized…

The Unified Customs Register of Intellectual Property Objects is an effective way to block counterfeit goods on the borders in Ukraine. In November 2019, the new norms of the Customs Code of Ukraine regarding the protection of intellectual property rights…

Ukraine, as like almost all CIS countries, joined the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in 1991 and implemented the mechanism of unified submitting foreign patent applications into the national phase. PCT national phase deadline in Ukraine is 31 months from the priority date. Ukrainian Patent Office (Ukrpatent) provides the option to reinstate missed time limit by sending a request with the state the grounds and the facts which caused a delay. In case of accepting a motion, the…

The Russian Federation joined the Patent Cooperation Treaty in the 1970s (as USSR) and provides the possibility of unified entering for foreign patent applications into the national phase. PCT national phase deadline in Russia is 31 months from the priority…

State Register of Industrial Property Objects of the Republic of Kazakhstan contains more than 67 thousand registered trademarks. More than half of them were registered by foreign applicants. At the same time, according to official statistics, provisional and final refusal…

Each month Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) receives approximately 7 thousand trademark applications. Registration is obtained only by 4 thousand. In total, there are more than 420 thousand active trademarks certificate issued by Rospatent. Russian legislation provides a possibility…