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UZ - Uzbekistan
Intellectual Property Agency under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Useful information

The PCT Applicant’s Guide is updated almost every week with information received by the International Bureau.
In case of question, please contact the Office or the International Bureau (pct.guide@wipo.int).
List of abbreviations used in this document:
Office: Intellectual Property Agency under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan
List of currencies used in this document:
USD (US dollar), UZS (Uzbekistan Sum)
Countries and Offices information:
The list of acronyms used for Offices is no longer shown as it has been integrated in the mouseover functionality for each ST.3 code shown in this document.
Refer to List of WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines formerly Annex K, List of country names and two-letter codes. It includes a list of short names and two-letter codes accepted for use in indicating States, other entities and intergovernmental organizations and their Offices in documents relating to international applications under the PCT. The list is as set out in WIPO Standard ST.3.
Also refer to PCT Contracting States formerly Annex A.
Office profile
For more technical information about the Office, refer to ePCT Office profile.
PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities
Article 64(5)
Refer to the full list.
Office Closed dates
The Office is closed weekly on Saturday and Sunday
Additional closed dates can be consulted on the Office Closed dates page

International Phase

Annex B - Information on Contracting States or Intergovernmental Organization

Contracting State:
Uzbekistan
Two-letter code:
UZ
Uzbekistan - Intellectual Property Agency under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Name of Office:
Intellectual Property Agency under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Location:
33 Khadra street
Tashkent
100017
Uzbekistan
Mailing address:
Same as above
Telephone:
(998-71) 232 50 50
E-mail:
info@ima.uz
Facsimile:
(998-71) 233 50 05
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by facsimile or the like means (PCT Rule 92.4)?
Yes, by facsimile
Which kinds of documents may be so transmitted?
All kinds of documents
Must the original of the document be furnished in all cases?
Yes, within 14 days from the date of the transmission, if the transmitted document is the international application or a replacement sheet containing corrections or amendments of the international application
No, only upon invitation in the case of other documents
Would the Office accept evidence of mailing a document, in case of loss or delay, where a delivery service other than the postal authorities is used (PCT Rule 82.1)?
Yes
Is the Office prepared to allow applicants to make applications available to the WIPO Digital Access Service for Priority Documents (DAS) (PCT Rule 17.1(b-bis)?
No
Competent receiving Office(s) for international applications filed by nationals or residents of this State:
IB
International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - International Bureau of WIPO
UZ
Uzbekistan - Intellectual Property Agency under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Does national legislation restrict the filing of international applications with foreign Offices?
Refer to the Office
Competent designated (or elected) Office(s) for this State:
Refer to corresponding National Phase.
UZ
Uzbekistan - Intellectual Property Agency under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Types of protection available via the PCT:
Patents
Utility models
Availability under the national law for an international-type search (PCT Article 15):
None
Provisional protection after international publication:
None
Information of interest if this Contracting State is designated (or elected)
Time when the name and address of the inventor must be given:
Must be in the request. If the data concerning the inventor are missing at the expiration of the time limit under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit of three months from the date of the invitation.
Are there special provisions concerning the deposit of microorganisms and other biological material?
No

Annex C - Receiving Office

Competent receiving Office for nationals and residents of:
Uzbekistan
Language in which international applications may be filed:
If the language in which the international application is filed is not accepted by the International Searching Authority (refer to Annex D), the applicant will have to furnish a translation (PCT Rule 12.3).
English
Russian
Language accepted for language-dependent free text in the sequence listing:
English
Russian
or both
Language in which the request may be filed:
Russian
Number of copies required by the receiving Office if application filed on paper:
1
Does the receiving Office accept the filing of international applications in electronic form?
Yes, the Office accepts electronic filing via ePCT-Filing
For the relevant notification by the Office, refer to the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) dated 8 October 2020, pages 206 et seq.
Where the international application is filed in electronic form in accordance with and to the extent provided for in Part 7 and Annex F of the Administrative Instructions, the total amount of the international filing fee is reduced (refer to “Fees payable to the receiving Office”).
Where the international application contains a sequence listing as a separate part of the description, this should be furnished in accordance with Annex C of the Administrative Instructions, that is, in compliance with WIPO Standard ST.26 XML format; no fees are due for sequence listings filed in this format.
Does the receiving Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3)?
Yes, please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests
Competent International Searching Authority:
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
RU
Russian Federation - Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
Competent International Preliminary Examining Authority:
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
1
RU
Russian Federation - Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)
Fees payable to the receiving Office:
Transmittal fee:
Reductions may apply. For further details refer to the Office’s website at:
http://ima.uz/ru/regulatory/tarify-i-poshliny
245,000 UZS
International filing fee:
This fee is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)).
1,435 USD
Fee per sheet in excess of 30:
16 USD
Reductions (under Schedule of Fees, item 4):
Electronic filing (the request in character coded format):
216 USD
Electronic filing (the request, description, claims and abstract in character coded format):
324 USD
Search fee:
Refer to
Annex D(EP)
Annex D(RU)
Fee for priority document (PCT Rule 17.1(b)):
245,000 UZS
Is an agent required by the receiving Office?
No, if the applicant resides in Uzbekistan
Yes, if the applicant is a non-resident
Who can act as agent?
Any person registered to practice before the Office as patent attorney
Waiver of power of attorney:
Has the Office waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
Refer to the Office
Has the Office waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
Refer to the Office

National Phase

Summary of requirements for entry into the national phase

Time limits applicable for entry into the national phase:
Under PCT Article 22(3): 31 months from the priority date
Under PCT Article 39(1)(b): 31 months from the priority date
Translation of international application required into (one of) the following language(s):
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Russian
Uzbek
Required contents of the translation for entry into the national phase:
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Under PCT Article 22: Description, claims (if amended, as amended only, together with any statement under PCT Article 19), any text matter of drawings, abstract
Under PCT Article 39(1): Description, claims, any text matter of drawings, abstract (if any of those parts has been amended, only as amended by the annexes to the international preliminary examination report)
Is a copy of the international application required in particular circumstances?
No
National fees:
Patents
Filing fee 2
420 USD
Claim fee for each independent claim in excess of one 2
210 USD
Examination fee
1,260 USD
Examination fee for each independent claim in excess of one
1,260 USD
Fee for each dependent claim in excess of 10 2
84 USD
Fee for each dependent claim in excess of 20 2
42 USD
Maintenance fee for the first three years
840 USD
Utility models
Filing fee 2
420 USD
Claim fee for each independent claim in excess of one 2
210 USD
Exemptions, reductions or refunds of fees:
The examination fee is reduced where an international search or an international preliminary examination report has been established as follows:
Examination fee
1,000 USD
Examination fee for each independent claim in excess of one
840 USD
Special requirements of the Office (PCT Rule 51bis):
Instrument of assignment of the priority application where the applicants are not identical 3 4
Appointment of an agent if the applicant is not resident in Uzbekistan 5
Furnishing, where applicable, of a nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence listing in electronic form
Who can act as agent?
Any person registered to practice before the Office as patent attorney
Does the Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 49ter.2)?
Yes, please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests

The procedure in the national Phase

Information not yet available

Annexes

Annex UZ.I - Fees
Information not yet available
Forms
Please refer to the Office.
Notes:
1 a The Office is competent only if the international search is or has been carried out by that Office.
2 a b c d e f Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
3 a If not already complied with within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit fixed in the invitation.
4 a This requirement may be satisfied if the corresponding declaration has been made in accordance with PCT Rule 4.17.
5 a Must be furnished within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Special edition as of 31 October 2023, prepared for EQE candidates printed on 15 Jul 2024