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Impact of the Upcoming Unified IP System

The upcoming unified Eurasian Economic Union system aims to establish more efficient mechanisms for obtaining protection for trademarks and appellations of origin – but it remains to be seen how it will function.

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), a successor to the Eurasian Economic Community, is a regional integration organisation covering over 20 million square kilometres and more than 182 million people. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev first suggested the idea of creating a Eurasian Union in 1994 and numerous treaties were signed subsequently to establish the trading bloc. Founded in 2000, the EAEU has been operating as a customs union since 2011 and as an economic union since 2015.

On January 1 2015 a treaty entered into force which established a new form of integration within the territory of the former Soviet Union, comprising three member states – Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia. The EAEU expanded to two new countries soon after: Armenia’s accession treaty came into force on January 2 2015, while Kyrgyzstan’s accession took place on August 6 2015. The main goal of the union is to establish a single market permitting the free movement of...

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Berne Convention (Copyright), Brussels Convention, (Satelite Signal Transmission), Eurasian Patent Convention, Universal Copyright Convention (Genève), Universal Copyright Convention (Paris), Paris Convention, WIPO, PCT, Madrid Agreement, Nairobi Treaty, Nice Agreement, Locarno Agreement (Industrial Designs), Madrid Protocol, Patent Law Treaty (PLT), Singapore Treaty, Strasbourg Agreement, Budapest Treaty, Rome Convention, Trademark Law Treaty (TLT), TRIPS, UPOV and WTO

MINIMAL FILING REQUIREMENTS

Patent Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Name and address (including ZIP code) of the inventor
  • Priority application data
  • Patent specification and claims

Trade/Service Mark Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Priority application data
  • List of goods/services
  • At least one representation of the mark (in color if claimed)

Industrial Design Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Name and address (including ZIP-code) of the designer
  • Priority application data
  • Drawings or photographs of all views of the design, including axonometric view

All other documents may be filed subsequently. Powers of attorney and declarations need not be legalized or notarized unless requested by the Patent and Trademark Office.

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