MIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to utility model registration in Kyrgyzstan including patent search, translation of an application, filing and further prosecution of the Kyrgyz utility model application, patent maintenance, preparing and recordal of assignment and license agreements as well as representing clients before courts. We do our best to represent our clients' interests in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
The term of protection of a Utility Model in Kyrgyzstan is 8 years from the filing date, i.e. 5 basic years extendible for 3-year term.
Novelty grace period is 12 months from disclosure of the information on utility model before filing the application or priority date thereof, if priority is claimed.
According to the Kyrgyz legislation, the application for a utility model should relate to one utility model or a group of utility models, united by the single inventive idea. However, the object of the utility model application may be only a device. In contrast, the object of the patent application may be a product (device, composition, microorganism strain, animals and plants cell culture) and a process/method.
Overview of the Utility Model registration procedure in Kyrgyzstan:
After completion of filing procedure the Kyrgyz utility model application undergoes the formal examination within 2 months from the filing date. On condition that the applicant submits all required documents, the preliminary examination is conducted within the next 10 months. The stage of the substantive examination is absent for the utility model in Kyrgyzstan. On condition that the utility model meets requirements of patentability the grant decision is issued. If the registration and publication fees as well as the first post grant annuities are paid, the decision is published in the Official Bulletin and the patent is issued. Term for payment of the prescribed fees is 2 months from the date of receipt of the decision.
The procedure of the utility model registration in Kyrgyzstan takes about 1,5 year.
Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Kyrgyz patent attorney.
For filing a utility model application in Kyrgyzstan we need:
- your filing instructions with applicant's and inventor's names, addresses and citizenships;
- filing number and date of priority application or PCT application;
- specification with claims, abstract and drawings;
- Power of Attorney simply signed and stamped by the applicant(s), legalization and notarization are not required (may be provided to the Kyrgyz Patent Office within 2 months from filing the application);
- for conventional applications - Certified copy of the priority document, if priority is claimed (may be provided to the Kyrgyz Patent Office within 4 months from filing the application).
The term for filing a utility model application claiming priority in Kyrgyzstan is 12 months from the priority date. The term for entering the Georgian national phase of a PCT application as utility model is 31 months from the priority date.
For more information about registration of the utility model in Kyrgyzstan or quotation for filing and prosecution of the Kyrgyz utility model application please contact us.