In the modern world, where competition drives accelerated business development, a trademark becomes a crucial element for the recognition and trust in a company’s products or services. Registering a trademark in Uzbekistan is an essential step in ensuring lawful protection of intellectual property. This article covers the fundamental aspects of registration, starting from the preparation for this significant step to ensuring the long-term protection of your brand in the Uzbek market.
In accordance with the laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan, a trademark is a symbol registered according to established rules, used to identify goods and services of individual legal entities and individuals among similar goods of other legal entities and individuals. Symbols that can be registered include images, verbal expressions, three-dimensional signs, and other designations or their combinations in any color or color combination.
However, there is a list of designations prohibited from registration as a trademark according to the legislation. This includes state symbols, geographical names, those similar to the extent of confusion with previously registered trademarks, those that have become generic, and others.
The trademark owner has the exclusive right to use and dispose of it. This exclusive right applies for the duration of the registration period, starting from the date of registration of the trademark in the State Register of Trademarks.
A legal or natural person submits an application for trademark registration to the Intellectual Property Department at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan through the state information systems. This application, among other things, must specify the list of goods for which the trademark registration is requested, grouped in accordance with the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (ICGS), and a state fee must be paid.
The state fee for the registration of trademarks for non-residents significantly exceeds the cost for residents of the Republic of Uzbekistan. For example, filing an application for trademark registration for one ICGS class by a resident costs $40, while for a non-resident, it is $655. Additionally, a state fee is required for the publication and issuance of the certificate (upon successful registration of the trademark) and for the registration of agreements on the transfer of rights to trademarks (when concluding licensing agreements).
Our company provides a full range of services for trademark registration: starting from the preparation and submission of the application to obtaining a registration certificate for your trademark in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.