Amendments were made to the Rules of trademark registration in Uzbekistan

By the order of the Minister of Justice No.1988-4 dated October 8, 2021, amendments and additions were made to the “Rules of compilation, filing and considering an application for registration of a trademark and service mark” (the “Rules of trademark registration”).

In accordance with the amendments to the Rules of trademark registration, on the basis of the applicant's request, the examination of the application is now carried out by the competent authority in an expedited manner, that is, within 1 month from the date the application is accepted for consideration. The applicant's request must be submitted to the competent authority simultaneously with the application or within 3 months from the date of filing the application.

Also, it was established that the search for information is carried out within 10 days from the date of completion of the service check and a report is drawn up based on its results. The search results report should contain the following information:

  • number of the application for which the search was carried out;
  • application date;
  • the classes of the international classification of goods and services (ICGS) specified in the application;
  • image of the claimed designation, by which the information search was carried out;
  • list of databases, dictionaries, special literature;
  • bibliographic data, links to specific classes;
  • date of completion of the information search.

It is determined that any generally known information can be included in the scope of information retrieval.

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