Registering a trademark in Kyrgyzstan is a process that involves conducting a preliminary search, filing an application, undergoing an examination by Kyrgyzpatent, and waiting for the publication and potential opposition period. If successful, the registration of your trademark will grant you exclusive rights to use it in Kyrgyzstan for 10 years, renewable indefinitely. By following this guide and using the resources provided, you can take the necessary steps to protect your brand in Kyrgyzstan. Make sure to adhere to the requirements and guidelines to ensure a smooth registration process.
Search The first step in the process is to conduct a preliminary search to ensure that your proposed trademark is not similar or identical to an existing one. The State Service of Intellectual Property and Innovations under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzpatent) provides a database that you can use for this search. You can access the database at this link: http://www.kyrgyzpatent.kg
If the search does not reveal any conflicting trademarks, the next step is to file an application with Kyrgyzpatent. The application must include a clear representation of the trademark and a list of goods or services to be covered by the trademark.
After receiving the application, Kyrgyzpatent will examine it to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Trademark Law. Kyrgyzpatent will also determine whether the trademark can be registered or if it infringes upon any existing trademarks.
Once the application passes the examination, Kyrgyzpatent will publish the application in the Official Bulletin. This is to give third parties the opportunity to oppose the registration of the trademark. The opposition period lasts for 3 months from the date of publication.
If no opposition is filed, or if any opposition is resolved in favor of the applicant, Kyrgyzpatent will proceed with the registration of the trademark. The applicant will then receive a certificate of registration.
The official fee for filing a trademark application is approximately KGS 10,000 (as of 2023). If the application is successful, there is an additional fee for the issuance of the registration certificate. Please note that these fees are subject to change and it's recommended to check the latest fees on the Kyrgyzpatent website.
The entire process, from application to registration, usually takes between 12 to 14 months, provided that there are no objections or oppositions.
State Service of Intellectual Property and Innovations under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzpatent): http://www.kyrgyzpatent.kg