Aliya Madiyarova

  • Head of Office - Kazakhstan
  • Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney
  • Eurasian Patent Attorney

Aliya’s practice covers all areas of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on patent, design and trademark prosecution and enforcement. She advises our clients on all aspects of IP rights protection in Kazakhstan and represents them before the Kazakh IPO, as well as before customs, courts and other state authorities.

Prior to joining PETOŠEVIĆ in 2020, Aliya worked as an IP manager at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan for seven years, where she advised scientists on protecting their inventions and drafted policies and regulations regarding the management of the university’s IP portfolio. Aliya also worked as an IP lawyer in the Almaty and London offices of an international law firm where she advised local and international clients on IP protection strategies. She has also provided pro bono IP services to numerous startups in Kazakhstan.

Practice Areas


  • Legal Advisor, Astana Bar Association, 2021
  • Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney, Kazakhstan, 2016
  • Eurasian Patent Attorney, 2023


Native Kazakh, fluent Russian and English


  • The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, LLM in Intellectual Property Law, 2011
  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, LLB in International Law (with distinction), 2010


  • WIPO Academy Courses, DL-450 Intellectual Property Management, 2012
  • Improving Kazakh IP Law Seminar, Kazakhstan Intellectual Property Office, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2012
  • Strategies for the Protection of IP in Russia & CIS Seminar, IC Energy, Moscow, Russia, October 2012
  • Protection of Intellectual Property Seminar, BMF Group LLP, Almaty, Kazakhstan, September 2012


  • “Patents — Kazakhstan”. Lexology GTDT Practice Guides. Law Business Research. (July 2020)

  • “Changes in the IP Legislation in Kazakhstan”. Accounting and Auditing. Issue 6. Expert Info Union LLP. (June 2012)


  • INTA Building Bridges Committee, 2022-2023 Term, 2024 - 2025 Term


  • INTA
  • Astana Bar Association