Annual Technical Report 2004 on Industrial Design Information Activities submitted by Kyrgyzstan (SCIT/ATR/ID/2004/KG)
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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
In 2004 Kyrgyzpatent received 21 applications for granting of Industrial Designs titles of protection, while in 2003 – 18 applications.
1 patent was registered in the State Register of Industrial Designs in 2004 and 14 patents under applicants’ responsibility.
5 patents were registered in the State Register of Industrial Designs in 2003 and 4 patents under applicants’ responsibility.
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
Announcements on 5 patents for Industrial Designs under applicants’ responsibility were published in 12 issues of the Official Bulletin of Kyrgyzpatent “Intellectualdyk Menchik” in 2004 (bibliographical data and essential distinctions).
The bibliographical data and essential distinctions of Industrial Designs are stored in the Kyrgyzpatent database in machine-readable form.
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)
Kyrgyzpatent uses International Classification of Industrial Designs (Locarno Classification), other classifications are not used. The search of Industrial Designs is implemented on all bibliographical data.
IV. Search file establishment and upkeep
Information search for patents granting of the Kyrgyz Republic under applicant’s responsibility for Industrial Design is carried out in automation condition by application materials presented by applicant; by unrevoked applications having earlier priority; by funds of issued titles of protection of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The information search for technical level determination is carried out for the application passed a preliminary examination with positive result in the presence of petition for patent granting.
V. Activities in the field of computerized search systems for industrial designs
In 2004 the activity has been realizing on the further development of Kyrgyzpatent in-house system meant for receiving and examination of applications and searching. The system on-line ROMARIN and DVD ROMARIN is used as well as INTERNET for Kyrgyzpatent’s information providing, searching and information receiving from other sources.
The used equipments are: Pentium III, Pentium IV;
MS Windows 2000/XP, MS SQL Server 2000, MS Windows Server 2000, Borland Builder C++6.0, Borland Delphi 6.0, Vs Office 2000/XP.
VI. Administration of industrial design 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)
The State Patent Technical Library disposes the fund of patents for Industrial Designs registered in the Kyrgyz Republic and other countries, assistance to interested parties is rendering constantly. The access to databases on Industrial Designs through Internet is realized, too. The additional information is available on the web site of Kyrgyzpatent.
VII. Matters concerning mutual exchange of industrial design documentation and information
The exchange of industrial design documentation is realized in accordance with bilateral agreements with patent offices of 40 countries.
VIII. Matters concerning education and training including technical assistance to developing countries
Kyrgyzpatent officials routinely participate in international seminars, trainings in patent offices abroad; they also study at the Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property (RGIIS).
The Inter-institutional Chair “Intellectual Property” under Kyrgyzpatent was continuing its activity in 2004 for the purpose of national specialists preparation in the field of IP.
IX. Other relevant matters