Guest lecture, protection of intellectual property in the Republic of Kazakhstan

On October 11, 2023 a guest lecture by Yuri Bolotov, Managing Partner of Bolotov & Partners LLP was held at Turan University.

The lecture was devoted to the Protection of Intellectual Property (IP) in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The lecture was organized by the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law of the University represented by Gulnaz Tursunovna Alaeva, Professor of the Department. Gulnaz is also a licensed forensic expert.

Yuri Bolotov’s lecture was held within the framework of the UN 16th Goal of sustainable development “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”.

This lecture is not the first one given by our firm in various universities of the country. Every year we hold introductory lectures in various educational institutions of Kazakhstan (universities, schools and kindergartens). The main purpose of such lectures is to teach the basics of intellectual property for various age groups. We believe that IP should be understood and known from a very early age so that the public knows what it is, how to use it and how not to violate the IP rights of the third parties.

In our opinion, there is an acute shortage of IP specialists in Kazakhstan, in particular, patent scientists with technical education. In order to sustainably move our country from a primary to a developed industrial economy, IP knowledge, including in technical fields is highly required. This is what we try to use every chance to teach the population with issues of intellectual property and its peculiarities. Children, schoolchildren and students should have a clear understanding of what intellectual property is and what is needed to work in this area of knowledge.

Comment: Sustainable development goal No. 16 is a UN Goal in the framework of program “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”, which is developed to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.