A trademark (trademark, logo, slogan and brand) is a designation used to distinguish goods (services) of certain legal entities or individuals from similar goods or services of other legal entities or individuals. A trademark is protected by virtue of its state registration or without registration under the Madrid Agreement and the Protocol relating to that Agreement.
Registration of a trademark is the first step towards protecting its products/services from unfair competition. Usually, the trademark owner invests in creation of a sign, covers the expenses related to activities to promote it in the market and turning his product into a recognizable, successful brand.
Until the trademark is properly registered, it is not protected. Only the registered trademark owner has the exclusive right to use it and can prohibit to the others its use without a clear permission.
When trademark is registered, the trademark owner acquires the following exclusive rights:
- to prohibit the use of his trademark to third parties;
- to grant the right to use its trademark by the third parties on a contractual basis (license);
- to sell the rights to the trademark to third parties (assignment of rights) or to pledge and etc.
The term of trademark registration is ten (10) years with a possibility of its repeated renewal every ten (10) years. The registration may be terminated ahead of schedule in cases of opposing trademark validity by a third party, liquidation of the company-owner of the trademark and in other cases provided for by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
We offer following services related to international registration of a trademark:
- Evaluating benefits related to filing of application under international and national procedures;
- Drafting, filing and maintenance of trademark applications until granting title documents;
- Providing assistance in filing trademark application in other countries in accordance with national and international procedures;
- Drafting, filing and maintenance of applications to recognize trademarks as well-known;
- Making amendments in applications, titles of protection and prolongation of term of validity of trademark registrations;
- Legal support in relation to the assignment of rights to trademarks;
- Drafting and registration of license, assignment and pledge agreements;
- Early termination of trademark registration;
- Enforcement and prevention of violation of trademark rights;
- Issue of legal opinions in relation to trademark rights;
- Representing clients in the state authorities, in courts and other organizations in relation to trademark rights protection;
- Conducting comparative analysis related to similarity of designations;
- Checking the market and undertaking measures to protect trademark rights violation and prevention of trademark rights violation; and
- Other services.
In this section, information concerning the section TRADEMARK REGISTRATION is published.
- Oppositions at the Stage of Examination of the Trademark Application
- Challenging Trademark Registrations in Kazakhstan
- Features of trademark protection and enforcement in Kazakhstan
- Expert talks about lawyers and patent attorneys working together
- Kazakhstan: Some issues of payments for the right to use intellectual property (in co-authorship with T. Akhmetov from Roedl & Partner)
- Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Protection in Kazakhstan
- Unprotected elements of a trademark
- Trademark as a part of company’s assets
- Going to invest in Kazakhstan? 10 important rules to protect your IP.
- Legal Alert: Recent changes in IP legislation in Kazakhstan
- Use of trademarks and some aspects of restrictions of rights to the trademarks
- On client-oriented trends, IP surveys and changes we are facing
- Intellectual Property in “KAZAKHSTAN +”
- Intellectual Property in Kazakhstan
- Geographical indication is a new intellectual property object in Kazakhstan
- Turkmenistan: Intellectual Property Protection
- Uzbekistan: Protection of Intellectual Property
- Developing of a trademark and its protection
- Analysis of amendments to intellectual property legislation