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Annual Technical Report 2009 on Industrial Design Information Activities submitted by Uzbekistan (CWS/ATR/ID/2009/UZ)

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The expression "industrial designs" covers industrial designs and models. Offices which issue design patents should report their design patent information activities in this series of Annual Technical Reports.

I. Evolution of registration activities

Changes experienced in terms of application filings and grants (registrations) with respect to the previous year

The procedures of filing application, examination and patent granting for industrial design have not changed in 2009.

Trends or areas experiencing rapid changes with respect to the previous year

The total number filed applications for patent granting on industrial designs has made 80, that is less on 3,6 % compare with the last year. It should be noticed that the reduction has occurred by reducing filled application by foreign applicants (on 32, 4%). The activity of national applicants has increased on 19,6 % compare with 2008. The share of filed applications by national applicants has made 68,75 %. And the share of filed applications by foreign applicants has made 31,25 % .
The most number of applications are filed on following classes of the International Classification of Industrial Designs (ICID): 9th class (container, packing and containers) - 14 applications, 5th class - 11 applications, 19th class - 7 applications, 11th class (subject of jewelers) - 6 applications, 12th class (means of transport) – 6 applications, the specified classes have made 55 % from total number of the filed applications. The number of the filed applications has made 71, that is more on 6 % than last year. The registered industrial designs by national applicants has made on 67, 6 %, that is more indication on 9,1 % in compare last year. The registered industrial designs by foreign applicants has made on 32, 4 %.

URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide statistics related to industrial designs

The statistical data on industrial designs is available on the following link: http://www.patent.uz/statistics.htm. Access to the given page is carried out through the main page web-site SPO from section « About office » Statistics.

II. Matters concerning the generation, reproduction, and distribution of industrial design documents and of secondary sources of industrial design information, i.e., official gazettes

Publishing, including printing, copying techniques and electronic printing

The SPO has published the following official publications on industrial design in 2009:
• official bulletin «Rasmiy Akhborotnoma» - 12 issues (on CD-ROM);
• publication sheets to patents for industrial designs - 73 publication sheets (on a paper);
• collection of annual indexes to the official bulletin «Rasmiy Akhborotnoma» (section of the index on industrial designs) on the electronic carrier.

Data on the registered industrial designs are published in section «Industrial designs» of the official bulletin «Rasmiy Akhborotnoma», which has publisged from 2004 on CD-ROM. Data on industrial designs includes bibliographic data and image. Data on 68 industrial designs has published in official bulletins in 2009.

Main types of announcements of the Office in the field of industrial design information

The most important announcements, concerning activity of the office on industrial designs are available in section "Official Information" of the bulletin «Rasmiy Akhborotnoma» and on the website of the office (www.patent.uz).

Mass storage media and microforms used

The SPO has a full collection of patent documents of Uzbekistan on industrial designs on a paper. Patent documents are stored also in bibliographic databases and in electronic storehouses.

Databases and office automation

During processing applications for concerning industrial design are scanned and saved in facsimile form in format TIFF.
Collecting chapters of the official bulletin on industrial design is carried out automatically on the workplace of the employee of Publication Division. By specialized inquiry the bibliographic data from database (SUBD MS SQL Server 2000) and texts of documents (abstracts) are selected and sorted from electronic storehouse. The subsequent operations (page makeup, duplicating) are made by means of programs Word and Adobe Acrobat.

URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide access to online industrial design gazettes and to other sources of industrial design information, including download of bulk industrial design data

The official bulletin is available on the following link: http://www.patent.uz/bul.htm. Access to the given page is carried out through the main page web-site SPO from section « Electronic editions».

III. Matters concerning classifying, reclassifying and indexing of industrial design information according to the classification systems applied

Classification and reclassification activities; Classification system used, e.g., International Classification for Industrial Designs (Locarno Classification), other classification (please indicate whether industrial designs are classified by your Office and, if so, which classification is used)

Applications for industrial designs are classified according to 9th edition of the International Classification of Industrial Designs (Locarno Agreement). Other classification systems are not applied.

Bibliographic data and processing

Bibliographic data are saved in the form of dynamic XML-documents and in the internal database constructed on the basis of SUBD MS SQL Server 2000. Primary filling of base is made by special group of input. Bibliographic data are supported and updated during life of the application by all departments, involved in process. Changes in base will be authorized. Interfaces of access to base are constructed on the basis of Intranet-technologies.

IV. Search file establishment and upkeep

File building

The search file on a paper and optical disks is formed on the basis of collection of the State Fund of the Patent Documentation, which includes materials on the industrial designs, containing the foreign official bulletins of 24 countries, WIPO and the incorporated cumulative editions on the industrial designs, prepared by INIC Rospatent; it is placed by a geographical principle.
On national patent documents are conducted the bibliographic database and electronic file (text) storehouses for internal use.

Updating

Search files on a paper and a part on CD/DVD-ROM are updated monthly, some CDs/DVD-ROM are updated annually.
Bibliographic data and files of documents in electronic storehouse on national documents can replenish and/or be corrected in process of the reference.

Storage, including mass storage media

Conditions of storage of fund depend on mostly kinds of data carriers: patent documents on a paper are stored in wall cases, photograph collection on microfilms - in boxes, on CD-ROM and DVD-ROM - in stores in wall cases.
Bases of bibliographic, office work data and file storehouse are stored on specialized a file-server on which with a view of safety reserve copying on an additional server is carried out.

Documentation from other offices maintained and/or considered part of the available search file

In 2009 the State Fund of the Patent Documentation has replenished with the patent-information publications containing data on industrial designs of 23 countries of the world and WIPO.

V. Activities in the field of computerized search systems for industrial designs

In-house systems (online/offline)

We have difficulties in exploiting in house system of SPO, especially falling back the process of documents circulation of office. That’s why, the SPO decides to create new internal information system, which will satisfy the requirement.

External databases

The followings date bases are used by examiners widely on the Internet: Google, Rambler, Yahoo, and Yandex.

Administrative management systems (e.g., register, legal status, statistics and administrative support)

The full-function system of administration is in SATOZ, providing authorization, access to the information, safety, and management of the rights of users, groups and options of system.

Equipment used (hardware, including the types of terminal and network used, and software), data carriers used

The equipment: Server group, network infrastructure (cable communications, routers), workstations (from P-II, up to P-IV), periphery (printers, scanners, photocopy).
Operational system: Windows Server 2003 Mode (servers SQL Server 2005, Excange 2003, ISA, IIS, server of reserve copying/restoration of the information), Vista and Windows 2000/XP (workstations).
The applied software: SATOZ/Landocs, external site www.patent.uz, internal site (PIPS), System of testing of knowledge.
Applied systems: "Norm" program system, “1C Account” account system, Promt 10 machine translation system, Lingvo 12 system of dictionaries, ORT-system Fine Reader, Photoshop CS2, office system MS Office (professional), Adobe Reader 7.0.

VI. Administration of industrial design information products and services available to the public (relating to facilities, e.g., for lodging applications, registering designs, assisting clients with search procedures, obtaining official publications and registry extracts)

Planning, administration, automation, security

The State Patent Documentation Fund of SPO is collecting the information on industrial designs and Fund is structural division of SPO and also practically has unique full collection of the patent documentation in territory of Uzbekistan. On the basis of State Patent Documentation Fund of SPO is carried out patent- information services for office experts and public.

Collection management, preservation

The collection of Fund includes patent bulletins with data on industrial designs of 25 countries and WIPO. Acquisition is carried out on the basis of international exchange, in order of a subscription and acquisition by own editions. The collection on a paper is stored on metal racks and in wall cupboard, collection on CD/DVD-ROM disks are stored in stores in wall cases.

Information services available to the public (including computerized services and search files contained in libraries remote from your Office and industrial design information posted by your Office on the World Wide Web)

The information services which are carried out under orders of consumers, includeing carrying out of the automated search on CD/DVD-ROM; classification on international classification of industrial designs; searching in the database of the office, consultation on drawing up and registration of applications for registration (including international) trademark; copying, selection and issue of documents by inquiries of users, and etc.

URLs of web pages of the Office's website for electronic filing of industrial design applications

The electronic filing of industrial design applications does not exist.

URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide information on business procedures such as: filing, publication, examination and registration procedures related to industrial designs; opposition and appeal procedures related to industrial designs; etc.

The information on submission and consideration of applications for industrial designs is available on the following link: http://www.patent.uz/promobraz.htm. Access to the given page is carried out through the main page web-site SPO from section « Objects IP » Statistics.

The information on the order of granting is available on the following link: http://www.patent.uz/vedomakts.htm. Access to the given page is carried out through the main page web-site SPO from section « Legislation » Office acts.

The information on appeal procedure is available on the following link: http://www.patent.uz/pravsovet.htm. Access to the given page is carried out through the main page web-site SPO from section « Adjudication validity » Statistics.

URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide a description of information products and services offered by the Office (e.g., industrial design search service(s) and industrial design databases), as well as information on how to access and utilize them

The information on products and services offered by office in on-line is available: http://www.patent.uz/vremenie/htm . Access to the given page is carried out through the main page web-site SPO from section « Patent fee and tariffs » Tariffs for SPO services.
The filling application form for patent-information services which are carried out by the office in on-line is available on the following link: http://www.patent.uz/uslugs.htm. Access to the given page is carried out through the main page web-site SPO from section « Patent fee and tariffs » Tariffs for SPO services.

VII. Matters concerning mutual exchange of industrial design documentation and information

International or regional cooperation in the exchange of industrial design information, e.g., in the form of official gazettes

On the basis of the bilateral and international exchange, the SPO has sent the Official bulletin of SPO «Rasmiy Akhborotnoma» with data on the registered trademarks to 28 countries and international and regional organizations as WIPO, EPO, and EAPO.

Exchange of machine-readable information, e.g., data contained on CD-ROM or magnetic tape

On the basis of the bilateral and international exchange, the SPO has sent official bulletin of the SPO «Rasmiy Akhborotnoma» with data on the registered industrial designs on CD-ROM to patent offices of 27 countries, EPO, WIPO and EAPO. On bilateral exchange in 2009 SPO has received official bulletins with data on industrial designs from offices of 23 countries and WIPO (from its 13 on CD-ROM).

VIII. Matters concerning education and training, including technical assistance to developing countries (please indicate URLs of web pages of the Office’s website wherever appropriate)

Promotional activities (seminars, exhibitions, visits, advertising, etc.)

Activity of SPO in the field of industrial design is the part of seminars organized by the office, in particular, the regional seminars on «Legal Protection of IP Objects and its role in development region's economy» were organized in 2009 in the following cities of Uzbekistan: Urgench, Termez, Karshi, Samarkand, Bukhara, Navoiy, Namangan, Andijan, Fergana, Nukus, Gulistan, Jizak, Tashkent. The professors, lectures, postgraduates, masters, and also engineers from enterprises, representatives of small enterprises, scientific research organization are participants of seminars. The materials of seminar, including journals "Management IP", booklets "SPO", Legislation on IP in CD-disks and etc. were distributed by State Patent Office in seminars. The total of participants of seminars was more over 1200 persons.

Information on necessity legal protection of industrial design is published in mass media.

Training courses for national and foreign participants

The issue of legal protection of industrial design was a part of discussed topics of lectures, seminars organizes by SPO.

IX.Other general information related to the Office that is available on the Internet -- URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that:

provide information on legislation related to industrial designs

The legislation on industrial designs is available on the following link: http://www.patent.uz/zakons.htm. Access to the given page is carried out through the main page web-site SPO from section « Legislation » Office acts.

contain the Annual Report of the Office

The Annual Reports of SPO is available on the following link: http://www.patent.uz/bul.htm. Access to the given page is carried out through the main page web-site SPO from section «Electronic publication».

if necessary, provide further information related to the topics referred to in the current ATR

The information on industrial designs is available on the following link: http://www.patent.uz

provide open source codes related to industrial design information systems

The information on industrial desigh is available on the following link: http://www.patent.uz

contain industrial design-related news regarding the Office

The news of SPO on industrial design is available on the following link: http://www.patent.uz/bul.htm. Access to the given page is carried out through the main page web-site SPO from section « Electronic publication.

X. Other relevant matters