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The sanctions will be applied for the IP rights infringement in Uzbekistan

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July 31, 2019

According to the Law of Uzbekistan "On Amendments to the Criminal Code, the Criminal Procedure Code and the Code on Administrative Responsibility of the Republic of Uzbekistan" the administrative penalties will be applied for violation of the intellectual property rights starting from August 2, 2019.

Fines will be applied for the following violations:

1. Trademark infringement - from 5 to 10 of minimum wages for individuals and from 20 to 30 of minimum wages for legal entities.

2. Copyright and related rights infringement - from 1 to 5 of minimum wages for individuals and from 5 to 10 of minimum wages for legal entities.

3. Patent infringement - from 5 to 10 of minimum wages for individuals and from 10 to 20 of minimum wages for legal entities.

If the violation occurs again within a year the size of the penalties for the offender will increase up to 2 times.

Please note that the minimum wage will be 223,000 sums starting from August 1, 2019, which equals approximately $26.