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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Okt 22, 2020 (Newsletter Issue 17/20)
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Intellectual Property Law Amended

At the seventh plenary meeting of the upper House of Parliament, members of the Senate introduced the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Implementation of Changes and Additions to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan". The Law came into force on October 5, 2020.

The Law concerns 17 laws, including 8 codes and 9 laws. Amendments have also been made to the laws regulating the registration and protection of intellectual property rights.

Main changes are the following:
- The Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Uzbekistan has been renamed the Agency on Intellectual Property under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan
- Applications for patents and registration of a trademark, appellation of origin and the right to use an appellation of origin are submitted to the Agency through state information systems
- The trademark registration may be cancelled if the trademark has not been used continuously for the last three years (previously - five).

Source: Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and Partners