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In 2009, 3618 applications were filed with NIIP, of these 1754 applications received from national applicants and 1864 from foreign ones. In 2008, 1809 and 2298 applications respectively.
The number of applications examined under Madrid system made up 3535 applications.
In 2009 - 3 applications received for appellation of origin from national applicants.
The number of certificates on trademarks issued to the national applicants made up 1239, and the number of certificates issued to the foreign applicants grew 22.6 % and made up 2419, in 2008, 1459 and 1973 correspondingly.
Statistics related to trademarks can be found in Annual Report at www.kazpatent.kz
Trademark information is available on paper and CD-ROM carriers.
The main source of information on trademarks registered in the Republic of Kazakhstan is Industrial Property Official Gazette, which is published in Kazakh and Russian. Announcements are published in the Official Gazette. NIIP also issues an Annual Index to Gazette.
In 2009, NIIP prepared and published 2008 Annual Report, four numbers of Journal Intellectual Property of Kazakhstan, and some guidelines.
NIIP uses 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).
When an application is received all information on it is entered into the national database. The information is updated in the course of office procedures.
Information on registered trademarks is stored on CD-ROMs as well as on paper carriers.
Examiners also use WIPO Gazette of International Marks for examination purposes.
There is used an on-line automated system for search procedures, which includes information on trademarks registered with NIIP.
The examiners use international databases ROMARIN and MADRID EXPRESS as well as database of World Health Organization MEDNET.
Since September 2009, Automated Information System AIS NIIP was put into operation. AIS NIIP is designed for complete coverage of all the functional requirements of Services of the Institute to automate and to simplify the work, the prosecution of these documents and the organization of electronic documents between Services of the Institute.
Equipment used: Hardware: system block P4 Core2Duo 1,8GHz, 160 HDD, 526 Mb, DVD-RW, video 128, m/k, LAN. Software: WINDOWS, Microsoft Office 2003, FOX PRO.
Republican patent fund is generated at the Republican Scientific Technical Library (RSTL).
Currently it comprises more than 21 million patent documents, including trademark information from 50 countries and three organizations - WIPO, EPO and EAPO.
Currently the System for electronic filing of trademark applications is being developed. Instructions on filing application for industrial property subject matters is at: http://www.kazpatent.kz/index.php?lang=rus&uin=1208951998&id=1209467172
The list of services offered by NIIP in the field of industrial property is at: http://www.kazpatent.kz/index.php?lang=rus&uin=1216034056
NIIP carries out mutual exchange of Official Gazettes, Annual Reports and databases with near and far abroad countries and the international organizations.
In the year 2009, about 2493 copies of NIIP's publications were distributed including Journal Intellectual Property of Kazakhstan and various databases.
An important event for the promotion of invention and the Patent System is an Annual National Contest on Invention Achievements “Shapagat”, which is held on April 24. The Contest promotes the role of Innovation and Invention in the country, investment promotion and implementation of development in the manufacturing sector. “Shapagat-2009” was marked by the fact that WIPO has established the first three awards for Kazakh inventors.
During the year some videos were developed and further rotated on the national channels.
In 2009, the Training Center held 25 events including 7 charged workshops, 17 seminars on distance education for members of the territorial subdivisions of the Departments of Justice (for free), 1 round-table. The information about the upcoming courses is always available on the site of NIIP.
In 2009 six examiners and specialists of NIIP successfully completed distance learning program DL-101 General course on Intellectual Property and received WIPO certificates of completion.
Several examiners took professional development courses at the Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property in Moscow.
Information on legislation in the field of IP protection, Annual Report and other general information can be found on the official web-site of the Institute at www.kazpatent.kz