Some Upcoming Changes in IP Legislation
Kazakhstan's accession to the World Trade Organisation, membership in the Eurasian Economic Union requires the improvement of national legislation in the area of intellectual property, elimination of contradictions and gaps, both within the provisions of national legislation and between national law and provisions of international agreements, to which Kazakhstan is a party.
The draft Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'On the Introduction of Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Improving Legislation in the Area of Intellectual Property' has been under discussion for over a year (hereinafter – the 'Draft Law').
Below we are trying to outline the key significant changes envisaged by the Draft Law.
Saule Akhmetova, Partner
Timur Berekmoinov, Lawyer