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Patent assignment in Kazakhstan

According to the Kazakh patent legislation a request for the recordal of assignment in respect of an application may be filed only before paying the official fees for grant and publication. In case said fees are paid it is possible to proceed with the recordal of assignment only after issuance of the Kazakh patent.

The documents required for the recordal of assignment in respect of one Kazakh application/patent are as follows:

1) four originals OR four notarized copies of the Assignment Deed, which should be signed and stamped by the parties with specifying authorized persons' names and corporate positions (preferably Director/CEO/Manager). The Assignment Deed in respect of a patent should be executed by the parties on the date that goes after the date of a patent issue.

2) one original Power of Attorney from the Assignor, which should be signed and stamped with specifying authorized person's name and corporate position; notarization or legalization is not required, unless it is signed by an authorized signatory;

3) one original Power of Attorney from the Assignee, which should be signed and stamped with specifying authorized person's name and corporate position; notarization or legalization is not required, unless it is signed by an authorized signatory.

The recordal of assignment in Kazakhstan usually takes about 3 months from filing a corresponding request.