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Annual Technical Report 2003 on Trademark Information Activities submitted by Kyrgyzstan (SCIT/ATR/TM/2003/KG)

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I. Evolution of registration activities

394 applications for trademarks registration were filed in 2003. 471 trademarks and 4 appellation of origin were registered in the State Register of Trademarks.

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

Comparable table:

2002 2003

Applications by National Law 319 394
- national 67 76
- foreign 252 318
Applications by Madrid System 1835 1658

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II. Matters concerning the generation, reproduction, and distribution of secondary sources of trademark information, i.e., trademark gazettes

Kyrgyzpatent publishes the Official Bulletin “Intellectualdyk Menchik” (Intellectual Property) which contains official information on inventions, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, service marks, firm names, selective achievements, computer programs and databases, registered in the State Register as well as information on their legal status. Trademark information is published in the Official Bulletin in Russian and comprises bibliographic data and representations. Information about 465 trademarks was published in 2003.
Bibliographical data of trademarks are preserved according to WIPO standard in machine-readable form and in paper copies.
The systematic, numerical and numeral indexes to trademarks, published in 2002 were issued in 2003.
The Official Bulletin is transmitted to the State Patent and Technical Library (SPTL).

III. Matters concerning classifying, reclassifying and indexing of trademark information

Kyrgyzpatent uses International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Classification) and International Classification of the figurative Elements of Marks (Vienna Classification), other classification(s) is (are) not used.

IV. Trademark manual search file establishment and upkeep

The search of trademark information in the database of Kyrgyzpatent is made automatically on bibliographical data and key words. The search is implemented also on trademark international database ROMARIN.

V. Activities in the field of computerized trademark search systems

The activity on development of the local network of Kyrgyzpatent has been continued in 2003, there is now a possibility for search in Internet. The automatic system ROMARIN is also used for search purposes.
The complete information about Kyrgyzpatent activity, normative legal base of the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of the intellectual property is available on the Kyrgyzpatent web site.
Equipment and software used by Kyrgyzpatent: personal computers Pentium and 486 Class, Windows 95, Windows 98, windows 2000, Fox-Pro for Windows, Windows NT, Visual Fox-Pro, Internet Explorer 4, Internet Explorer 5.

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

The activity on completing of the State Patent and Technical Library patent fund has been continued. This fund consists of patent information of national and regional patent offices of foreign countries and includes official bulletins in paper and electronic format on CD ROM. The search in Internet is possible too.

VII. Matters concerning mutual exchange of trademark documentation and information

Kyrgyzpatent realizes the interchange by Official Gazettes with 22 foreign countries and 11 CIS countries.
In 2003 Kyrgyzpatent sent 12 issues of Official Gazettes “Intellectualdyk Menchik”, as well as Enclosures “Annual index” and Annual Report of Kyrgyzpatent.
The magazine “Kyrgyzpatent Bulletin” was directed this year to Offices on Copyright of 11 CIS countries.

VIII. Matters concerning education and training including technical assistance to developing countries

Specialists of Kyrgyzpatent take part in international seminars and training courses on intellectual property issues.
Interuniversity department “Intellectual Property” implements the teaching of university students and researchers in the field of intellectual property.

IX. Other relevant matters