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Sep 06, 2018
By Aigoul Kenjebayeva, Dentons Kazakhstan LLP, Kazakhstan
Aliya Seitova, Dentons Kazakhstan LLP, Kazakhstan
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Trademark Legislation in Kazakhstan Has Been Amended Si...

By Aigoul Kenjebayeva, Dentons Kazakhstan LLP, Kazakhstan, Aliya Seitova, Dentons Kazakhstan LLP, Kazakhstan, First published at www.dentons.comOn June 20, 2018, the RK President signed the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 161-VI “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan Concerning the Improvement of Legislation in the Sphere of Intellectual Property”. The Law was enacted on July 3, 2018 and, in particular, amends the regulation of trademarks in Kazakhstan. The following significant changes will affect the procedure for the defense and protection of trademark rights:

Publication of information about applications: after conducting a preliminary examination, the expert organization will publish information on an application in the bulletin within 5 business days. This innovation will lead to an increase of the extent of awareness of potential applicants and rights holders about the designations submitted for examination and will also allow applicants to inform third parties of the priority of their applications in order to exclude the use of identical or confusingly similar designations by third
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