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Our Agency was established in 1992 on the basis of the former Alma-Ata Branch of the All-Union Patent Services Center which existed since 1969. The founders of the Agency are Modangul Tagbergenova and Alma Tagbergenova.

Being a full-service intellectual property agency securing comprehensive and top-standard IP protection, the Agency has grown into one of the leading intellectual property firms in Kazakhstan. Among the Agency’s core values are its commitment to excellence, teamwork, and achieving the best results for the clients.

Currently, the Agency has an extensive trademark protection practice. We provide IP services to our clients in Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, and Belarus. Our clients include many of the world’s most respected and well-established companies, including Caterpillar, Electrolux, Pentium, Yamaha, Adidas, Coca Cola, etc.

We monitor all relevant latest legislation and technology developments in order to retain our leading position and be able to protect our clients’ intellectual property in the most professional, cost effective and time saving manner.

Our commitment to achieving the best results for our clients has earned us a reputation as a "Trusted Partner" (see www.country-index.com)

December 11, 2017

The long-awaited changes in the approach of our judicial system to recovery of damages!

Article 44 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin" provides for the duty of a person who misuses a trademark to reimburse a trademark owner the damages incurred.

However, in practice, the court seldom decides to recover the incurred damages from the Defendant. If such decisions were ever made, usually it concerned scanty amounts. Read more here...

December 11, 2017

We are pleased to announce the opening of our Representative Office in the city of Astana, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Twenty years ago, the capital of our Motherland was moved from the city of Almaty to the city of Astana. And while Almaty remains the cultural and business center of the Republic, all our state bodies, including the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Department of Justice for Intellectual Property Rights, the Republican State Enterprise "National Institute of Intellectual Property" of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NIIP) locate in the city of Astana. Therefore, we, of course, always wanted, but only now we were able to open our Representative Office in the city of Astana. We hope that our Representative Office in the city of Astana will expand the horizons of our activities and significantly reduce the transportation costs of our clients related to visiting the meetings of the Appeals Board, where feasible.

 

We hope this is good news for our partners and colleagues!

December 11, 2017

We note with satisfaction that eventually a criminal case has been initiated in Kazakhstan under Article 222 Part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan. We found out that counterfeit products bearing the trademarks “adidas” and “Reebok” were being sold in Almaty's store Sneakers. Having made a control purchase, having estimated the goods by its quantity, and having come to a conclusion about possible large damage, we approached to the Office of Public Prosecutor. The investigation of the case was taken up by the Economic Investigation Service of the Almaty Department of State Revenue. As a result of the investigation, an underground shop sewing counterfeit products bearing the trademarks "adidas" and "Reebok" was found. From this shop the counterfeit goods were delivered to the above-named store "Sneakers", as well as to the markets of Almaty and other regions of the country. Read more here...