As a matter of interest. A few words about perception of intellectual property

On December 9, 2021, Yuri Bolotov our Managing Partner in his blog on the website opined on the results the results of lectures at several universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the protection of intellectual property in Kazakhstan.

Yuri Bolotov noted that today about 130 universities of both republican and regional significance are registered in Kazakhstan. A university, in turn, is still a higher educational institution, that is, already such an organization, for students of which, of course, intellectual achievements and rights are needed and important he stressed.
Now the teaching of intellectual rights in universities in Kazakhstan, to put it mildly is far from perfect. In my opinion, there are not enough specialists in this field of law, and we are trying in every possible way to contribute to the development of understanding of intellectual property law Yuri added.

In his blog Yuri said that recently our firm sent out an offer to read a free guest lecture named Introduction to the protection of intellectual property in Kazakhstan to all universities. Ten universities accepted our offer.

These were:

  • Almaty University of Energy and Communications;
  • Narxoz University;
  • Kokshetau State University named after Sh. Ualikhanov;
  • University named after Suleiman Demirel;
  • Turan-Astana University;
  • Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi;
  • Caspian University;
  • Aktobe Regional University named after K. Zhubanov;
  • Kostanay Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan named after Sh. Kabylbaev;
  • Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay (KazNPU).

KazNPU asked to give a lecture in January next year, two universities asked to hold repeated guest lectures, two universities requested to read a course of lectures, however I regretfully refused these courses Y. Bolotov said.

Yuri Bolotov noted that this is a kind of rating of the interest of universities in upgrading and teaching of intellectual property law. It is quite possible that in some universities there are such course of lectures devoted to the intellectual property law and included in the curriculum and the lectures we offer are not interesting.

However, I am confident that practicing legal professionals can make a significant contribution to any training program.

At the same time, I think that the attitude to such a branch of law and to such a wonderful instrument as intellectual property is a very important indicator in our time, and I advise applicants and parents to pay attention to this said Y. Bolotov.

If you look at our Kazakhstani companies, I’m hardly the only one to be upset. Intellectual property must become our priority, so that we can stop being primarily a mining country. To do this, it is necessary to begin to understand the basics of intellectual property from the student (if not school) bench. For this reason, we are trying to conduct additional free training on the basics of intellectual property in universities and will continue this activity, even if not all universities willingly agree to cooperate, I think, even if it is a beneficial cooperation for them summarized Yuri Bolotov in his blog.