December 21, 2020
Kazakh applicants can obtain patents in 8 countries at once within the Eurasian Economic Union. Mazhilis the Lower House of the Kazakh Parliament, approved the draft law “On ratification of the Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs of the Eurasian Patent Convention”
Trademarks in the Eurasian Economic Union will now be protected by one document. The draft law “On ratification of the Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs of the Eurasian Patent Convention” was approved by the members of Mazhilis. The protocol itself provides for several directions: the features of the legal protection of Eurasian patents for industrial design; the principles of its operation; the rights and obligations of applicants and rightholders; the obligations and powers of the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO).
“The advantage of the regional system for Kazakh applicants is the ability to apply to the Eurasian Patent Organization for simultaneous protection of industrial designs on the territory of eight states…”, – Marat Beketayev, Kazakh Minister of Justice.