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Annual Technical Report 2006 on Trademark Information Activities submitted by Kazakhstan (SCIT/ATR/TM/2006/KZ)

 

Where URLs are requested below, it is preferred that either URLs which are likely to remain stable over time (three years or more) are provided, or home (main) page URLs are provided with a short explanation of how to access the corresponding information.

 

I. Evolution of registration activities

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

Statistical data 2005. 2006
Applications 3313. 4102
National Applicants 1811. 2193
Foreign Applicants 1502. 1909

Registration 2005. 2006
2226, 2234
National Applicants 1415, 1376
Foreign Applicants 811. 858
Under Madrid Agreement 3079. 2951

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

Publishing, printing, copying techniques

Announcements on Trademarks registered in the State Register (bibliographical data and pictures) were published in 12 issues of the Official Bulletin of National Institute of Intellectual Property (NIIP) "Oнеркесiр Меншiгi – Промышленная собственность ("Industrial Property") in 2006.
The bibliographical data and pictures of Trademarks under the WIPO standards are stored in the NIIP database in machine-readable form; the full texts of descriptions are stored on the paper carriers.

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

Classification and reclassification activities; Classification systems used, e.g., International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Classification), International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks (Vienna Classification), other classification (please indicate whether goods and services for the registration of marks and whether the figurative elements of marks are classified by your Office and, if so, which classification(s) is (are) used)

NIIP 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 classifications are not used. The search of Trademarks is implemented on all bibliographical data.

IV. Trademark manual search file establishment and upkeep

For the purpose of the registration of Marks the search is carried out in automation condition on the database of trademarks registered in NIIP as well as on international trademarks and applications, which had been filed with NIIP for consideration.
The search is made on bibliographical data and key words. Searching is carried out also on the International Trademarks database ROMARIN.

V. Activities in the field of computerized trademark search systems

The further development of NIIP in-house system is meant for receiving and examination of applications and searching. The system on-line ROMARIN and DVD ROMARIN is used as well as INTERNET for NIIP information providing, searching and information receiving from other sources.

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

Server 2xIntel(R)XEON (OM - 1GB, CPU2.8GHz, HDD – 40x2 Gb)
Server 2xIntel(R)XEON(TM) (OM - 1GB, CPU2.4GHz, HDD – 80x2 Gb)
P4, workstations HP, Delux- 76
The software operational systems Linux, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003

VI. Administration of trademark information products and 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)

NIIP and Republic Patent File have fund of registered trademarks, assistance to interested parties is rendered constantly. Information also is available on the web site of NIIP.

VII. Matters concerning mutual exchange of trademark documentation and information

The exchange of trademarks documentation is realized in accordance with bilateral agreements with patent offices of 43 countries.

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)

NIIP participate in international seminars, trainings in patent offices abroad; they also study at the Rospatent 3 experts on trade marks. In July 2006 NIIP held seminar “Registration of trade marks in Kazakhstan”.

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

X. Other relevant matters