Kazakh IPO Amends Official Fees

Aug 3 2023 - 14:34

The Kazakh Intellectual Property Office recently introduced amendments to certain official fees, which entered into force on July 10, 2023.

The following fees have increased by 45%:

  • The fee for filing a trademark application increased from EUR 132 to EUR 192; the fee for each additional class over three increased from EUR 37 to EUR 54;

  • The trademark renewal fee increased from EUR 212 to EUR 308; the fee for each additional class over three increased from EUR 37 to EUR 54;

  • The fee for filing a response to a provisional refusal and for filing an opposition against a pending trademark application increased from EUR 39 to EUR 57;

The fees for conducting all types of trademark searches have increased by up to 40%, for instance:

  • Availability search in one class for a word mark or a simple device mark increased from EUR 25 to EUR 34;
  • Availability search in one class for a combined mark increased from EUR 49 to EUR 69;
  • Owner name search increased from EUR 52 to EUR 73.

Finally, the fee for registering an assignment agreement or license for all types of IP rights, including patents, utility models, industrial designs and trademarks, has increased from EUR 98 to EUR 119, a 21% increase, while the fee for each additional IP right in the same agreement increased from EUR 20 to EUR 29.

In contrast, plant variety right annuity fees have been reduced by 5% to 15% per annual fee. For instance, the annuity fee for years 1-3 decreased from EUR 24 to EUR 20 and the annuity fee for years 41-45 decreased from EUR 247 to EUR 222.

By: Aliya Madiyarova

For more information, please contact Aliya Madiyarova at our Kazakhstan office.

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