Since April 1, 2021 at the Intellectual Property Agency under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan introduced a procedure for accelerated examination of applications for granting protection to the objects of IP.

The procedure for consideration of the application for trademark is reduced from 7 months to 1 month, provided that the additional fee is paid and the necessary documents are provided.

The accelerated procedure can be applied to all applications submitted to the registering body after January 1, 2021.

The decision on trademark registration issued following the accelerated examination may be cancelled by the interested parties on the basis of priority rights.

Similar procedures are envisaged for applications for inventions, utility models and industrial designs.

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