Publications

Uzbek customs authorities have been granted ex-officio powers to combat counterfeiting

04/08/2024

New changes are directed towards a deeper refinement of customs procedures, with a special emphasis on the protection of IP rights, marking a significant step in strengthening the legal framework of the country in the area of customs regulation and combating the circulation of counterfeit products.

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Integration of Uzbek legislation with WTO rules: key changes

03/06/2024

Uzbek government adopted new legislative changes aimed at aligning national legislation with the requirements and agreements of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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Implementation of standard procedure for personal data processing in Uzbekistan

02/20/2024

As of November 15, 2023, Uzbekistan has adopted a standardized procedure for the processing of personal data, as established by the Minister of Justice's Order under registration number 3478, enhancing the existing legislative framework in the area of personal data protection.

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Unauthorized change of IMEI codes of mobile devices entails administrative liability in Uzbekistan

01/21/2024

Uzbek Code of Administrative Responsibility introduced new sanctions, which establish administrative liability for unauthorized change of the IMEI codes of mobile devices.

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Uzbek Supreme Court commented on procedures for considering cases on IP issues

11/14/2023

Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan adopted a resolution "On some issues of consideration of disputes related to intellectual property" № 19 of June 23, 2023, according to which court must follow the fundamental concepts on the application of substantive law when considering disputes related to intellectual property.

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IP infringement is no longer unfair competition in Uzbekistan

08/01/2023

Uzbek government published a new version of the law “On Competition” in 03.07.2023, which has been a reason for numerous discussions among experts involved in the IP protection. The new version of the law comes into force on October 4th, 2023.

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Simplified Import Procedures for International Brands in Uzbekistan

06/01/2023

Official suppliers engaged in the distribution of goods with international brands based on direct contracts with manufacturers may receive customs benefits in the form of a reduced tariff when importing goods.

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Uzbekistan strengthens control over the quality of consumer goods and protection of IP rights

05/10/2023

Pursuant to Presidential Resolution No. PD-110 "On additional measures aimed at providing the population with high-quality consumer goods" of April 4, 2023, Uzbekistan has adopted supplementary measures to guarantee the provision of high-quality consumer goods for customers.

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Registration of NGO in Uzbekistan

03/20/2023

Uzbekistan has recently opened its doors to businesses and people from around the world. This is a bold move considering that the country was previously largely closed off to outside interests. 

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Compensation for damages for illegal use of a trademark in Uzbekistan

03/06/2023

Trademark owner needs to be compensated for an illegal use of trademark that harms the business reputation of the company and its brand, since financial sanctions can urge violators prevent the infringement of IP rights of third parties.

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Facilitating Copyright Protection

08/25/2022

Uzbek government is focusing on issues of further strengthening of copyright protection. In particular, Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan approved the Resolution No. 469 "On the procedure for storing electronic copies of copyright objects in a Single database" dated 08/23/2022 (hereinafter the Resolution), which should enter into force on April 1, 2023.

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On June 7, 2022, the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Advertising" was adopted in a new edition

08/23/2022

Unlike the old (current) edition, a number of important changes for business have been made to the new edition of the Law.

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Peculiarities of trademark protection relating to drugs in Uzbekistan

06/15/2022

When registering a trademark, it is recommended to submit separate applications for general view of the package, the title and design of the package. Given that in Uzbekistan there are frequent cases of copying well-known medicines, each unique part of the package should be protected.

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    Incorporation of legal entity in Uzbekistan (How to open a company in Uzbekistan?)

    06/06/2022

    Uzbekistan is now at the stage of active development, attracting foreign investors to start a business. The legislation of Uzbekistan provides number of benefits for foreign investors to conduct business here. Listed below are the types of companies that are often used for investment projects

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    Copyright: how to deal with plagiarism.

    05/20/2022

    Copyright infringement occurs in different forms, in particular copying scripts, scientific works, song lyrics, literary, scientific and any artistic works. Commercial distribution of songs, the broadcast of movie series and films on the Internet also most often violate copyrights. 

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    Introduction of "ex-officio" procedure in Uzbekistan

    04/28/2022

    In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan № PP-221 "On additional measures to further develop the sphere of intellectual property" dated from 26.04.2022, 

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    Protection of personal data in Uzbekistan

    04/07/2022

    The concept of "personal data" in Uzbekistan has been actively used from 2019 with the adoption of the new law "On personal data". Personal data can be of different types – biometric, genetic, special personal data and others.

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    Compensation for infringement of copyright

    11/05/2021

    In accordance with the Law "On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan in connection with further improvement of legal protection of intellectual property objects" 

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    Domain name disputes

    10/28/2021

    The legal regulation of domain names in Uzbekistan is based on the Rules of registration and use of domain names in domain zone "UZ", approved in accordance with Order No. 155 of General Director of the Uzbek Agency for Communications and Informatization dated May 26, 2008. The Agency of Communications and Informatization no longer exists, however, the rules approved back then remain unchanged

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    Social networks Wechat, Twitter, TikTok and VKontakte are restricted in Uzbekistan for violating the Law

    07/02/2021

    Due to the violation of the above-mentioned Law, the social networks Wechat, Twitter, TikTok and VKontakte are blocked and included in the "List of violators" in accordance with Art. 33 of the Law until the so-called "drawbacks" are removed.

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    Basic information about the registration of a trademark in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan

    05/05/2021

    First of all, a trademark provides entitles the right-holder to protect it from unfair competition. The trademark owner possesses exclusive right for usage of the trademark, which makes the right-holder confident in further brand financing without any risks

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    Uzbek government introduced new type of fine for trademark infringement

    02/02/2021

    In accordance with the Law "On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan in connection with the improvement of legislation on intellectual property" 

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    Accelerating the registration process of trademarks

    02/02/2021

    The restriction on registration of trademarks and service marks by individuals, who are not involved in entrepreneurial activities, has been canceled.

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    What should entrepreneurs know about their trademarks? Consequences of non-use of trademark in Uzbekistan.

    02/16/2020

    In this article we will discuss main features of trademark use and its non-use in Uzbekistan. Trademark is a protected designation representing a logo, brand, trade name, etc. Any self-respecting entrepreneur deals with the legal protection of his trademark and understands the importance of intellectual property in business. 

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