New Turkmenistan Law on Patents and Industrial Designs


ASHGABAT – The new law on Intellectual Property (IP) protection in Turkmenistan has been published and is now in effect, according to SD Petosevic.

Highlights of the new law include:

• Protection to appellations of origin;

• Trademark protection will now date from the filing of a trademark application, rather than the date of registration;

• The law allows holders of limited patents and patents for medical products, agrochemicals and pesticides to petition for an additional five years of protection after expiration of the 10-year term.

In order to obtain a patent term of 20 years, an examination establishing absolute novelty is required.