In frame of upcoming changes in IP legislation of Uzbekistan new
mechanisms of protection of exclusive rights are suppose to be
Below we present major amendments, in our opinion, which are
expected in IP legislation:
- IP AGENCY OF UZBEKISTAN AND PERSPECTIVES FOR THE YEAR OF
New changes have been introduced to the number of functions of
the IP Agency of Uzbekistan. The functions of the Agency on state
registration of copyright on scientific, literature and artistic
production and registration of collective management societies have
Furthermore, the Agency is endowed with following new functions,
which should be implemented by the end of 2017:
Implementation of information system which will unable online
applications for patent;
Creation of patent fund open access database;
Introduction of interactive government services based on the
principle of «one window»
- STRENGTHENING THE RIGHT OF AUTHORS TO RECEIVE
New changes are under discussion to amend the existing laws and
regulations and provide authors without the patent with right to
receive remuneration for exploiting their scientific research. This
amendment will serve as a strengthening tool of the authors rights
- UPCOMING CHANGES IN LEGISLATION ON UNFAIR COMPETITION
Expected changes in 2017 cover the effective measures in
combating unfair competition practices. New draft law «On
Competition» assumes the amendments and additions to number
of legislative acts, which will bring the legislation in line with
international IP practices.
In particular, the adoption of a legal acts, will allow further
improvements in protection of holders of intellectual property
rights from exploitation of their trademarks and unfair
competition. Moreover, new legal changes will assist in providing
businesses with faster access to information on registered
trademarks and clearly and explicitly formulate a verdict in
judicial decisions to protect businesses from abusive registration
- EXCISE TAX IS INDEXED ON MANUFACTURED EXCISABLE GOODS
According to the Decree of President the excise tax on ethyl
alcohol (per 1 decilitre) is increased by 25 % compared to level of
excise tax in 2016.
Pursuant to the Presidential Decree "On the forecast of the
main macroeconomic indicators and parameters of the State Budget of
Uzbekistan for the year of 2017" excise tax on number of
products has been indexed. In particular, excise tax on natural
wine of natural fermentation has been increased by 5 %, whereas
other type of wine by 20%. The level of excise tax on tobacco
products has been fixed quite high compared to the year 2016, which
amounts to 30 % increase.
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Intellectual property (IP) is an umbrella term for various legal entitlements which attach to certain names, written and recorded media and inventions. The word IP refers to creation of the mind and expression: inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, names and images used in commerce.
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