GENERAL INFORMATION TO KNOW

Applicant Individuals and legal entities
Registrable Inventions and utility models
Patentability criteria Inventions: novelty, inventive step, industrial applicability

Utility models: novelty, industrial applicability

Objects of invention (utility model) Inventions: product (device, substance, strain of microorganism culture, cells of plants and animals); process (method); new use of a known product or process

Utility models: product (device, substance, strain of microorganism culture, cells of plants and animals); process (method); new use of a known product or process (except of diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical methods of treatment of humans or animals)

Fee reduction Reduced in case an inventor and an applicant are the same person
Validity of invention (utility model) Inventions: 20 years from the filing date

Utility models: 5 years from the filing date and reneweble within 3 years period

   
Member of PCT, Paris Convention, Eurasian Patent Convention
   
POA
Simply signed copy of POA is required. No notarization or legalization is needed.
   
Patent Attorney
Reqiored for non-resident applicants/holders
   
Language Kazakh or Russian