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    KZ
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    Kazakhstani Tenge (KZT)

Kazakhstani PCT national phase entry

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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with the Kazakhstani PCT national phase entry as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Deadline for the PCT national stage entry in Kazakhstan

The term for entering the PCT national stage in Kazakhstan is 31 months from the priority date. The restoration of this term is possible within two months from the lapsed term.

  • Minimum filing documents

To obtain a filing date, it is necessary to provide the National Institute of Intellectual Property with the request to grant a patent and international application materials.

  • Language of the Kazakh patent application based on PCT

The official languages of the Kazakh patent application are Russian and Kazakh. The international application may enter the Kazakh PCT national phase in the original language; however, the translation into Kazakh or Russian must be provided within two months from the Kazakhstani PCT national phase entry.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The Power of Attorney may be provided simultaneously with entering the PCT national phase or within two months from the filing of the application. Legalization or notarization is not required.

  • Substantive examination request

The request to conduct the substantive examination, as well as the payment of the examination fee, should be submitted to the Kazakhstani patent office within three months from the notification about positive results of the formal examination. The restoration of this term is possible within 12 months from the lapsed term.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

The official fees for grant and publication should be paid within three months from the date of issuance the decision to grant a patent. The annual fee for maintaining the Kazakhstani patent validity must be paid for each year of its validity, beginning from the date of filing of the application. The first annuities may be paid simultaneously with the official fees for grant and publication or within two months from the publication of the patent.

  • Novelty grace period

The novelty of the invention is not disproved if the disclosure of the information about the invention was made within 6 months before filing an application by the applicant, inventor, or by the person who received this information from the applicant or inventor directly or indirectly.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

Foreigners must appoint a registered Kazakh patent attorney to perform the national phase entry of PCT application in Kazakhstan.

  • Notes

1. Online Search databases: Kazakh Patents and Utility Models, Eurasian patents (EAPO).
2. The PCT application may also be nationalised in Kazakhstan via entering the Eurasian regional phase of PCT application.
3. Entering the PCT national phase in Kazakhstan as a utility model is possible.

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 Kazakh IP Laws

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