MIKHAILYUK SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS

Patent and Trademark Attorneys

PATENT IN KYRGYZSTAN

Patent KyrgyzstanMIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to patent registration in Kyrgyzstan including patent search, patent translation, , filing and further prosecution of the Kyrgyz patent application, patent maintenance, preparing and recordal of assignment and license agreements as well as representing applicants before courts. We do our best to represent our clients' interests in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Patent protection in Kyrgyzstan may be also obtained via a Eurasian patent.

The validity term of a patent in Kyrgyzstan is 20 years from the filing date. For pharmaceutical patents and patents for agrochemicals it is possible to apply for extension of this term for additional 5 years. In case a patent is extended the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) will be issued.

Novelty grace period is 12 months from disclosure of the information on the invention before filing an application.

Overview of the patent registration procedure in Kyrgyzstan:
After completion of the filing procedure a Kyrgyz patent application undergoes a preliminary examination lasting 10 months. On condition that an applicant submits all required documents, a notification about positive result of the preliminary examination will be issued. A substantive examination in Kyrgyzstan is conducted at an optional applicant's request, which may be filed within 30 months from the date of filing an application for invention, alternatively the patent will be issued at an applicant's responsibility. If a request to issue the limited patent is filed, the decision to grant a patent will be issued within 2 months. If a substantive examination is requested, the invention will be verified according to the requirements of patentability. If an invention meets the requirements of patentability, a grant decision will be issued. After payment of the registration and publication fees the patent will be issued.

The procedure of the patent registration in Kyrgyzstan takes from 2 to 4 years.

Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Kyrgyz patent attorney.

What is required for filing a patent application in Kyrgyzstan:
- filing instructions comprising applicant's and inventor's names, addresses and citizenships;
- a filing number and a date of a priority application or a PCT application;
- a specification with claims, abstract and drawings;
- a copy of the amendments, if any;
- a Power of Attorney simply signed and stamped by the applicant(s); legalization and notarization are not required, but may be provided to the Kyrgyz Patent Office within 2 months from the application filing date.

For conventional applications it is necessary to provide a certified copy of a priority document if priority is claimed. It may be provided to the Kyrgyz Patent Office within 4 months from filing an application.

Terms
The term for entering the Kyrgyz national phase of a PCT application is 31 months from the priority date. The term for filing a conventional patent application in Kyrgyzstan is 12 months from the priority date.

If you need further information concerning patent registration in Kyrgyzstan or quotation for filing and prosecuting of a Eurasian patent application please feel free to contact us.