MIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to utility model registration in Uzbekistan including patent search, translation of an application, filing and further prosecution of the Uzbek 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 Uzbekistan is 8 years from the date of filing, i.e. 5 basic years extendible for additional 3-year term.
Novelty grace period is 6 months from disclosure of the information on utility model before filing an application.
According to the Uzbek 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 construction. In contrast, the object of the invention 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 Uzbekistan:
After completion of filing procedure the Uzbek utility model application undergoes formal examination within 6-12 months. On condition that the applicant submits all required documents, the notification about positive result of formal examination is issued. On the applicant's request, which should be filed within 3 months from the date of issue of the notification about positive result of formal examination, the substantive examination is conducted. The Examination Board examines local novelty and the fact that the utility model complies with the subject matter protected as utility models. If the utility model meets the requirements of patentability, the grant decision is issued. After payment of the registration, publication fees and the first post grant annuities the patent is issued. Term for payment of prescribed fees is 3 months from the date of issue of the decision.
The procedure of the utility model registration in Uzbekistan takes from 1 to 2 years.
Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Uzbek patent attorney.
For filing a utility model application in Uzbekistan 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 Uzbek Patent Office when filing the application);
- for conventional applications - Certified copy of the priority document, if priority is claimed (may be provided to the Uzbek Patent Office within 3 months from filing the application).
The term for filing a utility model application claiming priority in Uzbekistan is 12 months from the priority date. The term for entering the Uzbek 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 Uzbekistan or quotation for filing and prosecution of the Uzbek utility model application please contact us.