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June 8, 2015
Amendments to the official fees in Kazakhstan as of June 11, 2015

Under the Order No. 294 dated May 26, 2015, of the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Amendments to the Order No. 368 dated December 18, 2014, of the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Approval of prices for works and services provided by the Republican State Enterprise "National Institute of Intellectual Property" of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan" the new official fees will come into effect as of June 11, 2015.

Particularly, official fees for trademarks have been significantly increased from about 20% to about 100%.

Also, the possibility of accelerated prosecution of the inventions has been introduced. The official fees for acceleration of the formal and substantive examinations are respectively 15% and 20% higher than the stipulated basic fees. Previously excluded 15% discount on the examination fee for applications with established international search report or an international preliminary examination report was retrieved.

In the meantime, new 20% discount was added for applicants being small and middle entities related to the registration of inventions, utility models, industrial designs and selection achievements. It should be noted that aforesaid discount is provided only to resident entities.

The list of the new official fees can be found at the following link.


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