(WIPO code: KZ) (last revised January 2021)

by Bureau PLIS, Almaty - Mr. Alexey Lyajin, Patent Attorney and KATZAROV S.A., Geneva, Switzerland

General Information

Area

2,724,900 sq. km.

Population

18,809,210 inhabitants (estimated October 2020).

Capital

Nur-Sultan (official administrative capital) with about 1,136,000 inhabitants; Almaty, the biggest city with about 1,900,000 inhabitants, is the industrial and cultural center.

Official Language

Kazakh and Russian (for international communication).

Currency

Tenge (with an unstable rate).

General Remarks

Kazakhstan used to be a part of the former Soviet Union. The Republic declared its independence on December 16, 1991. The State Patent Office of Kazakhstan was established on June 23, 1992.