HomeIP-GuideKyrgyzstan General informationInvention (Paris Convention) Kyrgyzstan
  • International Country Code:

    KG
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +06:00
  • Currency:

    Kyrgyzstani Som (KGS)

Patent in Kyrgyzstan (non-PCT)

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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with filing patent applications in Kyrgyzstan as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Term for filing a patent application in Kyrgyzstan

The deadline for filing an application for patent registration in Kyrgyzstan claiming priority is 12 months from the priority date. The term may be extended for two months from the missed deadline if the applicant fails to file an application in spite of due care.

  • Minimum filing documents in Kyrgyzstan

To obtain a filing date, patent application in Kyrgyzstan should contain:
- request to grant a patent, containing information about the applicant;
- description, abstract and claims of the invention;
- drawings, if necessary.

  • Language of the Kyrgyzstani patent application

The official languages of the Kyrgyzstani patent application are Kyrgyz and Russian. Russian translation is acceptable; however, the claims and abstract still should be translated into Kyrgyz. If the application is filed in a foreign language, the translation of the patent application into the official language should be provided within three months from the date of filing.

  • Priority document

A copy of the priority application should be provided to the Kyrgyzstani Patent Office within four months from the date of filing.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A Power of Attorney may be provided within two months from filing the Kyrgyz patent application. Legalisation or notarization is not required.

  • Substantive examination request

Substantive examination of a patent application is optional. The applicant should file a request specifying whether he wishes to conduct substantive examination or a patent should be granted based on the results of the formal examination. In case the corresponding request is not filed within 30 months from the filing date, the application is considered withdrawn.

  • Time limits for amending the application

An applicant may amend the application within two months from filing a patent application in Kyrgyzstan

  • Novelty grace period

The Kyrgyzstani IP legislation stipulates the grace period of 12 months prior to the filing date or the date of priority, if any. Disclosure does not disprove the novelty of the invention if it was made by the applicant or a third party that directly or indirectly obtained the information about the invention from him.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

The official fees for patent registration should be paid within two months from the date of receipt of the decision to grant a patent. The first post-grant annuities starting from the 3rd year must be paid within this term as well. All next annuities are counted from the filing date and are paid before the beginning of the following year.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreigners, it is required to perform the patent prosecution in Kyrgyzstan through an agent, a registered Kyrgyzstani patent attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Database for Eurasian Patents (EAPO) Search.
2. Patent protection in Kyrgyzstan may also be obtained via the Eurasian Patent.
3. Inventions may be protected as utility models in Kyrgyzstan.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 04.03.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Kyrgyzstani IP Laws

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