Friday, April 5 2024   \  Published by Gorodissky .

Law of The Kyrgyz Republic on Trademarks Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin of Goods Entered Into Force

Law of The Kyrgyz Republic on Trademarks Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin of Goods Entered Into Force

Registration of trademarks

The new law provides for new (electronic) forms of communication between the applicant and the patent office. It is allowed to submit a 3D image of the claimed designation in electronic format.

The restriction on the possibility to register a trademark only by individuals engaged in entrepreneurial activities has been removed.

The restriction on the registration of visually indistinguishable, sound and olfactory marks has been removed.

An additional ground for refusal to register a trademark has been introduced, namely a conflict with sites of cultural or natural heritage.

When registering designations that initially have no distinctiveness as trademarks, the new law allows taking into account the distinctiveness acquired as a result of using the designation. Read more

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