The Customs Code of Kazakhstan provides the possibility for
every brand owner to enter his trademark in the Customs Register,
provided that the trademark was duly registered with the National
Institute of Intellectual Property. Entry into the Customs Register
helps brand owners and their legitimate distributors to prevent the
importation of any counterfeited versions of their goods into the
According to the publicly available Customs Register, as of 1
August 2016, around 700 trademark registrations have already been
entered into the register and the Customs Service uses the data on
a daily basis to check and stop any suspicious goods at the
The procedure for entering a trademark into the register is
clear, with no official related fees, and takes around a month.
Entry of a trademark into the register requires an insurance
agreement, which ensures the responsibly of the brand owner for the
expenses of the Customs and damages to the third parties when
suspected counterfeited goods are stopped at the border. The
trademark can be entered into the register for a period of one or
two years, with the possibility of renewal.
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