Kazakhstan

  • International Country Code:

    KZ
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +05:00
  • Currency:

    Kazakhstani Tenge (KZT)

Trademark registration in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan
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  • Trademark fees

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

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Kazakhstan.

  • Minimum filing requirements

To obtain a filing date, it is necessary to provide the National Institute of Intellectual Property with:
- request to register a trademark;
- information about the applicant(s) and the address(es) of the applicant(s);
- representations of the trademark;
- an indication of goods and/or services for which the trademark will be registered;
- payment of the filing fee.

  • Power of Attorney

A copy of the sealed/stamped Power of Attorney may be provided simultaneously with filing or within three months from the date of notification from the TMO. In case the stamp is not available, the POA must be notarised.

  • Priority document

The Priority document should be provided along with the application or within two months from the notification of TMO. The translation of the Priority Document into Russian or Kazakh may be requested by the Patent Office.

  • Opposition period

Any interested part may file a notice of opposition based upon absolute or relative grounds within one month from the date of publication of the application.

  • Grant, validity term, and trademark renewal

The official fees for registration and publication should be paid within three months from the date of forwarding the decision to register the trademark. A trademark in Kazakhstan is valid for ten years from the filing date of the application. It may be renewed an unlimited number of times for ten-year periods within one year before expiration of the validity term. It may also be renewed within six months after the renewal due date provided that a surcharge is paid. Reinstatement of a lapsed trademark after said six-month period is not possible.

  • Use requirement

Any interested person may challenge the registration in Court if the trademark was not used during 3 years preceding to filing the lawsuit.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

It is necessary for the foreigners to perform the trademark prosecution in Kazakhstan through an agent, a registered Kazakhstani trademark attorney.

  • What can be registered as a trademark in Kazakhstan

Figurative, verbal, literal, numerical, 3-dimensional and other designations or their combinations which allow distinguishing between similar goods and services may be registered as a trademark in Kazakhstan.

  •  Notes

1. Online Search databases: Kazakhstani Trademarks, International Trademarks.
2. Application should be filed in the name of one applicant only in Kazakhstan.
3. Response to the provisional refusal of international trademark registration must be filed within three months from the date of notification of provisional refusal. This time limit can be extended up to 6 months. It is necessary to appoint a local representative for filing the response and / or requesting a time extension. Response can be filed in Russian or Kazakh. Final refusal may be appealed within 3 months after its forwarding date.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 15.06.2022
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Kazakh IP Laws

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