New Turkmenistan law on patents and industrial designs

Dec 3 2008 - 13:26

The new law on IP protection in Turkmenistan has been published and is now in effect.

Here are some of the highlights of the new law:
The new law gives protection to appellations of origin;
Trademark protection will now date from the filing of a trademark application, rather than the date of registration;
The law allows holders of limited patents, and patents for medical products, agrochemicals, and pesticides, to petition for an additional five years of protection after expiration of the 10 year term.
In order to obtain a patent term of 20 years, an examination establishing absolute novelty is required.

For more information, contact Judith Goeke in our Balkan Regional Office.

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