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

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I. Evolution of registration activities

In 2003 SPO received 2910 applications for registration of trademarks, including 840 applications for the national procedures and 2070 - for international procedures. We observe a decrease in filing of applications for national procedure, mainly due to the falling activity of the national applicants and some increase of activity of the foreign applicants: national applicants filed 454 applications, which makes 16% of the total number of filed applications; the share of the foreign applicants makes 84 %, including 13 % for national procedure and 71 % for the procedure of the Madrid agreement. Dynamics of filing applications for registration of trademarks is given in Table 1 (see attachment).


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

The items of information on the registered trademarks are published in section "Trademarks" of the official bulletin «Rasmiy ahborotnoma», which comes out 1 time every 2 months. The official bulletin is published on paper carrier.

The items of information include the bibliographic data and images available in the database of trademarks of SPO.

The notices of SPO in the field of the information on trademarks are published in the section of the bulletin «Official messages» (legislative and normative documents, item of information on the fees etc.).

In 2003 the following editions were included in the publication on trademarks:
• official bulletin «Rasmiy ahborotnoma» - 6 issues
• the collection of annual indexes to official bulletin «Rasmiy ahborotnoma» for 2002 (section of the index on trademarks) - 1 volume.

The information on trademarks is stored in an existing database of trademarks of SPO.

For preparation of materials the automated system of processing of the documents is used. During processing of the applications, all documents concerning trade marks are scanned and are kept in a facsimile kind in a format ТIFF. The images of trademarks are entered in a format JPEG. The bibliographic data are kept and are processed in a format XML.

For preparation of the official bulletin the equipment - 12 workstations НР Vectra VL are used. The assembly of the chapter of the bulletin on trademarks is carried out automatically by special program processing the XML-document with the help style XSLT. Thus the target documents in a format HTML MS-Word is formed, in which is included the images of trademarks. The target document is formatted with the help of the cascade tables of styles CSS and is exported to publishing system. This system is used for formation of a part of the bulletin concerning trademarks.


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

The applications for trademarks are classified according to the International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification). Since January 1, 2001, the 8-th edition of International Classification is used.

The identification of the bibliographic data (INID codes ), put in the patent bulletin, is carried out according to the recommended WIPO standards. For an effective utilization of INID codes by the users of the patent documentation and the information SPO regularly publishes the lists of codes in the official bulletin.

In trademark applications, the applicant should put down classification indexes according to International Classification.


IV. Trademark manual search file establishment and upkeep

Besides an internal database during search the information on the international registration of trademarks with СD-RОМ and DVD-ROMs regularly received by SPO is used. The experts of an expert department of SPO carry out the search.

V. Activities in the field of computerized trademark search systems

The database of the bibliographic data on trademarks is used.

Equipment used:
- 90 working stations HР VесtгаVЕ, HP Vectra VL 420, HР Vесtга 400, Vесtга VL Kayak ХА
- 5 servers НР NetServer LH Pro
- 1 server НР NetServer LX Рго
- 1 server НР NetServer LH4
- СD-RОМ library Plasmon D-240
- 11 printers НР LaserJet 5SI МХ
- 8 printers НР LaserJet 2100
- 12 printers Арр1е Lаsег Writег 16/600
- Scaners Веll+Ноwеl 3338, 4040D.
- 14 tablet scaners НР SсаnJеt 6100С and НР SсаnJеt 5300С
- IР- switchboard ЗСоm СогеBuilder 3500
- 2 switchboard ЗСоm SuрегStаск II Switch 3000 and 3300
- 8 switchboard SuрегStасk II Switch 1000 and 1100
- 2 routers 3 Сorn NetBuilder II SI 432
- access servers 3 Соm АссеssBuildег 2008 and USR NеtSегvег/8
- Sources of uninterrupted feed for servers and other critical equipment
- Other technical means

- Operation systems МS Windows NT 4.0 Sегvег and МS Windows NТ 4.0 Wогкstаtiоn, MS Windows 2000 Server, MS Windows 2000 Professional.
- Wеb-server МS Intеrnet Information Sеrvег 5.0
- NET Framework 1.0
- A browser МS Iпtеrnеt Explorer 6.0 SP1
- Support library ХМL/XSL msxmi4.dll
- Mail server МS Ехсhаngе Server 2000
- Database server МS SQL 2000
- A control system business - processes LanDocs
- System of optical recognition of texts (ОСR) FineReadег Еnterprisе 4.0
- System reserve coping Сheуеnnе АгсSегv 6.5
- Office annexes МS Оffice 2000
- Means of processing of the graphic information and publishing schemes Аdоbе (Аdоbе Асгоbаt, Аdоbе Рhоtоshор, Аdоbе Illustratог, Аdоbе StreamLiпе, Аdоbе РаgeМаkег)
- Systems of machine translation Рrоmt-98-2000
- Systems of editing of chemical formulas Сhеm WindowSuite 5.1

Local Network
In the main building of SPO the local network with total of ports 400 is constructed. All ports switched also guarantee throughput 10/100/1000 Mbps. In a building of Patent library there is a local network on 24 ports with throughput 10/100 Mbps. Both local networks are incorporated into the whole by means of use short-range modems with throughput 168 Kb on rented at GTS the allocated lines. Local cable systems correspond to requirements to networks of 5 categories (standard ANSI EIA/TIA-568) and are constructed on the equipment of firm Mod-Tap.

Internet service.
SPO is connected to the Internet on the allocated radio channel. Speed of connection is 128 bps. The software is applied to protection of resources of an office LAN.
- MS ISA Server 2000
- CheckPoint 2000 (DMZ)

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 State fund of the patent documentation completes the information on trademarks. The collection includes the patent bulletins with the items of information on trademarks of 25 countries, including on CD-ROM disks - 3 countries and one international organization. The collecting is carried out by the international exchange, by way of a subscription and acquisition by the own editions; the management of collection is carried out by administration of fund. The collection on the microforms is located in basement storehouses, and on CD-ROM - in stores on metal racks.

The information services include: realization of the automated search on CD-ROM; classification by International Classification; the search in a database of the department, access to which is possible through the Internet; advice on drawing up and registration of the applications on registration (including international) trademark; copying, selection and distribution of the documents on inquiries of the users etc.

VII. Matters concerning mutual exchange of trademark documentation and information

The official bulletin with the information on trademarks is dispatched to Patent Offices of the following countries: AM, AT, BG, BY, CA, CH, CZ, DE, IT, FR, GB, GE, HR, JP, KG, KZ, LT, MD, RO, RU, TJ, TR, UA, US, and also international organizations - EPO, WIPO and regional organization - EAPO.

In 2003 in SPO the bulletins with the information on trademarks from offices of the following countries were received: AM, AT, BY, CH, CZ, DE, IT, FR, GB, GE, HR, JP, KG, KZ, LT, MD, NL, RO, RU, TJ, TR, TM, UA, US, and also from the international organizations - EU, WIPO; three of which were on CD-ROM and DVD-ROM disks.

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

The information on work of department in the field of protection of trademarks is a part of seminars organized for the experts, businessmen, etc.

In mass media publications about the necessity of protection rights of trademarks are made available.

IX. Other relevant matters