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PATENT IN UZBEKISTAN

Patent UzbekistanMIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to patent registration in Uzbekistan including patent search, patent translation, filing and further prosecution of an application, patent maintenance, preparing and recordal of assignment and license agreements as well as representing clients before courts. We do our best to represent our clients' interests in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

The validity term of a Patent in Uzbekistan is 20 years from the filing date. For pharmaceutical patents and patents for agrochemicals it is possible to apply for extension of this term for 5 years. In case the patent is extended the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) is issued.

Novelty grace period is 6 months from disclosure of the information on invention before filing the application.

Overview of the Patent registration procedure in Uzbekistan:
After completion of filing procedure the application undergoes the formal examination within 2-3 months. On condition that the applicant submits all required documents, the notification about positive result of the formal examination is issued. The substantive examination has to be requested within 3 years from the filing date of the application. If the invention meets the requirements of patentability, the grant decision is issued. After payment of the registration, publication and grant fees as well as the first post grant annuities the patent is issued.

The procedure of the patent registration in Uzbekistan takes from 2 to 5 years.

Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Uzbek patent attorney.

For filing a patent application in Uzbekistan we need:
- your filing instructions with applicants and inventors name, address and citizenship;
- filing number and date of priority application or PCT application;
- specification with claims, abstract and drawings;
- copy of the amendments, if any;
- Power of Attorney simply signed and stamped by the applicant(s), legalization and notarization are not required (may be provided to the Uzbek Patent Office simultaneously with filing the application);
- for conventional applications - Certified copy of the priority document if priority is claimed (may be provided to the Uzbek Patent Office within 3 months from filing the application).

The term for entering the Uzbek national phase of a PCT application is 31 months from the priority date. The term for filing a conventional patent application in Uzbekistan is 12 months from the priority date.

For more information about patent registration in Uzbekistan or quotation for filing and prosecution of the Uzbek patent application please contact us.

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