The information herein is based on theoretical and practical information available as of April 2023. The content of this publication is intended for foreign businessmen and companies seeking to do business in the Republic of Kazakhstan. In particular, the brochure allows you to learn about the main forms of doing business in Kazakhstan, including a detailed comparison table of such forms, information on the tax structure, bankruptcy, and it also provides answers to the frequently asked questions for starting and doing business in Kazakhstan. Please note, however, that the legislation in the Republic of Kazakhstan is subject to frequent changes.
The State Agency on Intellectual Property (hereinafter AGEPI) is the national office in the field of intellectual property protection and the only authority that, on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, ensures the protection of trademarks under the conditions of Law no. 38 of 29.02.2008 on the protection of trademarks (hereinafter Law no. 38/2008).
Parallel import, which refers to the import of original trademarked products without the consent of the right holder, is a matter of great concern in the international trade. Parallel import is tightly associated with another global issue of counterfeit. The general notion of counterfeit shall be distinguished from the concept of parallel import.
In accordance with article 1360 of the Civil code of the Russian Federation Government of the Russian Federation has the right to, in case of emergency related to ensuring the defense and state security, the protection of life and health of citizens, make a decision to use an invention, utility model or industrial design without the consent of the patent owner with a notice about it in the shortest possible time and paying him an adequate compensation.
Tremendous mineral reserves, agricultural endowments, and proximity to Asia’s vast markets make Mongolia an attractive destination for medium to long-term foreign direct investment (FDI). The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Mongolia is worth 10.4 billion US dollars as of September 2021 according to the national statistics of Mongolia. The GDP value of Mongolia represents 0.01 percent of the world economy.
In the course of carrying out its business activities, the company may face unfair actions of a competitor. One of the common methods of unfair competition is the illegal use by a competitor of a designation that is identical or confusingly similar to the trademark of another business entity. In Belarus, the prohibition on committing such actions is established in the civil and antimonopoly legislation.
As of this date, cases of unfair competition are increasing not only in Uzbekistan, but all over the world which, in turn, affect both producers and consumers. As we can notice, the range of counterfeit products is not limited only to high-consumption goods; in the Uzbek market, they can also be found among famous brands of clothing, food products, infant formula, medicines and software.
As you know, the main tasks of trademarks are to individualize the goods of legal entities or individual entrepreneurs, attract a consumer and, accordingly, increase the income of the copyright holder, and for the consumer - to ensure a certain quality of the product.
Intellectual property (IP) is one of the most valuable assets of any firm. However, in a world of widespread piracy and strong trends in the illegal use of intellectual property, the registration and protection of intellectual property is of strategic importance to reduce unfair competition.
Mongolia is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization and has acceded to major treaties and conventions related to intellectual property. Also signed and ratified the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
The impact of coronavirus infection on all spheres of life, and especially on the economies of many countries drawn particular attention of states to the issue of forced licensing of the intellectual deliverables in the health sector.
The information herein is based on theoretical and practical information available as of April 2021. The content of this publication is intended for foreign businessmen and companies seeking to do business in the Republic of Kazakhstan.