Features and legal regulation of franchising in the republic of Uzbekistan
Franchising is a widespread and dynamically developing form of commercial cooperation in Uzbekistan. It provides unique local market opportunities for entrepreneurs and potential investors. In this article the main aspects of franchising in the context of Uzbek legislation will be considered, and key factors that must be considered before concluding a franchise agreement will be identified.
Franchise agreement in Belarus: special requirements
The franchise agreement is becoming more widely used in the activities of business entities in Belarus. Among the advantages that attract potential franchisees the use of already tested business model, consumer recognition, reduction of economic risks, lower advertising costs are pointed out. For franchisors conclusion of a franchise agreement provides an opportunity to develop business at regional level and create new sales channels with minimal financial and time costs.
Types of intellectual property rights used in franchising agreements in Russia
Franchising is a successful business model that allows companies to expand their market presence while maintaining control over the quality of the products or services they offer.
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.
Franchise Framework in Kazakhstan
Franchising has been used as a route to the Kazakhstan market by overseas businesses since the 1990s when brands such as Coca-Cola, Adidas and InterContinental appeared on the market. Over the past years, the country’s strong economic growth and rising household incomes have prompted other foreign franchisors to turn their sights on the country, quickly becoming a leading market in Central Asia.
How to register a trademark in the Republic of Moldova?
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 imports vs Counterfeits: Mechanisms of preventing Intellectual Property Rights infringement in Azerbaijan
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.
Patent holders from non-friendly countries will not be compensated
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.
Unfair Competition in the Use of Intellectual Property Objects: Problems and Ways to Protect a Trademark in Belarus
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.
Unfair competition: problems and methods of trademark protection in Uzbekistan
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.
Unfair competition in use of trademarks. Problems and Ways to Protect a Trademark. Russia (Samara)
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.