Annual Technical Report 2006 on Trademark Information Activities submitted by Uzbekistan (SCIT/ATR/TM/2006/UZ)
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I. Evolution of registration activities
Changes experienced in terms of application filings and registrations with respect to the previous year
The total of the filed applications for registration of trademarks in 2006 has made 3942, that on 22,1 % is more in comparison with 2005 year. On national procedure 960 applications, on the international procedure - 2269 are filed. Thus the increase in the filed applications as on national procedure (from 960 in 2005 up to 1478 in 2006), and on procedure of Madrid Agreement on the International Registration of Signs (from 2269 in 2005 up to 2464 in 2006) is marked.
The quantity of the registered trademarks on national procedure in 2006 has made 824. On the international procedure protection is given to 1806 international signs.
URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide statistics related to trademarks
The address of web-page on which statistical data on trademarks contain: http://www.patent.uz/statistics.htm
II. Matters concerning the generation, reproduction, and distribution of secondary sources of trademark information, i.e., trademark gazettes
Publishing, printing, copying techniques
In 2006 official publications of the office on trademarks joined in following editions:
• The official bulletin «Rasmiy Ahborotnoma» - 6 issues
• The collection of annual indexes to the official bulletin «Rasmiy Ahborotnoma» (section of the index on trademarks) on the electronic carrier.
Data on the registered trademarks are published in section "Trademarks" of the official bulletin «Rasmiy Ahborotnoma» which from 2004 is published on CD-ROM. Data on trademarks include bibliographic data and image. In 2006 in official bulletins data on 784 trademarks are published.
Main types of announcements of the Office in the field of trademark information
The most important announcements, concerning activity of the office on trademarks are placed in section "Communiques" of the bulletin «Rasmiy Ahborotnoma» and on the website of the SPO (www.patent.uz).
Mass storage media and microforms used
Data on national trademarks are stored in existing bibliographic database "Trademarks" of SPO and in electronic storehouses.
Word processing and office automation
During processing applications all the documents, concerning trademarks, are scanned and kept in facsimile form in format TIFF. Images of trademarks are entered in format JPG by means of program Adobe PhotoShop. Bibliographic data are kept and processed in format XML and in parallel in DB SQL Server.
Techniques used for the generation of trademark information (printing, recording, photocomposing, etc.)
Assembly of the chapter of the official bulletin on trademarks is carried out in the automated mode on workplace of the employee of publication division. By specialized inquiry bibliographic data from database (SUBD MS SQL Server 2000) and texts of documents (abstracts) from electronic storehouse are selected and sorted. The subsequent operations (page makeup, duplicating) are made by means of programs Adobe PageMaker, Word and Adobe Acrobat.
URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide access to online trademark gazettes and other sources of trademark information, including download of bulk trademark data
The address of the web-page on which the official bulletin is placed: http://www.patent.uz/bul.htm
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)
Applications for trademarks are classified according to the International classification of goods and services (Nice Classification). Since January 1, 2001 8-th edition of ICGS is used.
Use of electronic classification systems to check the classification symbols furnished by an applicant and which are contained in the lists of goods and/or services
Examiners of the SPO use electronic version of ICGS of 8th edition for updating the classification headings specified by applicants
Obligation for applicants to use pre-defined terms of the classification applied
In application documents on trademarks, the applicant should put down classification indexes according to ICGS (Nice Classification) operating edition.
Bibliographic data and processing
Bibliographic data are kept 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. Trademark manual search file establishment and upkeep
Search on trademarks on traditional carriers by examiners of the SPO is not carried out, spent only by foreign users on the basis of collections of the State Fund of the Patent Documentation in reading rooms.
V. Activities in the field of computerized trademark search systems
In-house systems (online/offline)
In a stage of pre-production operation there is Internal portal of the SPO which realizes functions of the patent-information search system, regulated statistics and is integrated with operating system of document circulation and office-work SATOZ («Through automated technology of processing of applications»).
Access through the Internet to examiner to database of WIPO international trademarks - International Trademark Information Database (ROMARIN) is provided. Search is carried out by examiners of the office with use as indexes of Nice classification, and Vienna classification of graphic elements of signs. Indexes of the Vienna classification are on regular basis brought in a database "Trademarks".
Administrative management systems (e.g., register, legal status, statistics, administrative support, etc.)
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), carriers used
The equipment: Server group, network infrastructure (cable communications, routers), workstations (from P-II, up to P-V), periphery (printers, scanners).
Operational system: Windows 2003 (servers SQL Server 2000/2003, Exchange 2003, ISA, IIS, server of reserve copying/restoration of the information), Windows 2000/XP (workstations).
The applied software: SATOZ/Landocs, an external site www.patent.uz, an internal site (PIPS), System of testing of knowledge, 1C:book-keeping 7.7.
Applied systems: "LAW", system of machine translation Promt 10, system of dictionaries Lingvo 10, ORT-system Fine Reader, office system MS Office (professional), MS Visio, MS Project.
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)
Planning, administration, automation, security
Completes the information on trademarks the State Fund of Patent Documentation of SPO.
Collection management, preservation
The collection of Fund includes patent bulletins with data on trademarks of 22 countries and WIPO, is placed by the countries and years. Acquisition is carried out on the international exchange, by way of a subscription and acquisition by own editions. The collection on a paper is stored on metal racks and in wall cases, collection on CD/DVD-ROM disks - 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 trademark information posted by your Office on the World Wide Web)
The information services which are carried out under orders of consumers, include: carrying out of the automated search on CD/DVD-ROM; classification on ICGS; search in 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.
Issue of patent documents on traditional carriers is carried out directly in reading rooms, and also in electronic fund in which the patent documentation and the information on trademarks on optical disks is presented.
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 trademarks; opposition and appeal procedures related to trademarks; etc.
The address of the web-page on which the information on submission and consideration of applications for trademarks contains: http://www.patent.uz/pravznak.htm
The address of the web-page on which the information on the order of granting of certificates contains: http://www.patent.uz/akt11.htm
The address of the web-page on which the information on official publications of the office contains: http://www.patent.uz/akt15.htm
The address of the web-page on which the information on appeal procedure contains: http://www.patent.uz/pravsovet.htm
URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide a description of information products and services offered by the Office (e.g., trademark search service(s), trademark databases, etc.), as well as information on how to access and utilize them
The address of the web-page on which the form of application for carrying out of the patent-information services which are carried out by the office in on-line mode contains: http://www.patent.uz/anketa/anketa.aspx
VII. Matters concerning mutual exchange of trademark documentation and information
International or regional cooperation in the exchange of trademark information, e.g., in the form of official gazettes
Official bulletin of SPO «Rasmiy Ahborotnoma» with data on the registered trademarks by way of bilateral exchange is dispatched in patent offices of 27 countries, also international and regional organizations - WIPO, EPO, and EAPO.
Exchange of machine-readable information
From 2004 the SPO publishes the official bulletin on CD-ROM disks. On bilateral exchange in SPO in 2006 official bulletins with data on trademarks from offices of 22 countries and WIPO, from them on CD-ROM and DVD-ROM disks from nine countries and WIPO have arrived.
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.)
It is organized and lead in cooperation with WIPO the international regional seminar on trademarks and industrial designs on which the questions connected with advantages of the international systems of registration of trademarks and industrial designs at the decision of problems of development of national economy and the external economic cooperation were discussed, their legal registration for further use and popularization. Representatives of WIPO, foreign patent offices of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Croatia, and also representatives of the state bodies of the Republic of Uzbekistan took part in work of the seminar.
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 trademarks
The address of the web-page on which the information under the legislation on trademarks contains: http://www.patent.uz/tovarznak.htm
contain the Annual Report of the Office
The address of the web-page on which Annual Reports of the office contain: http://www.patent.uz/document/godotchet-2006.pdf
contain trademark-related news regarding the Office
The address of the web-page on which news on trademarks contain: http://www.patent.uz/index.htm
X. Other relevant matters