Utility Models

The Patent Law of the Kyrgyz Republic also includes provisions on utility models.

Examination: formal and preliminary examination. After preliminary examination of the application for a utility model, a decision granting a patent under the responsibility of the applicant for a utility model (preliminary patent for a utility model) is issued. The utility model application can be transformed into a patent application upon the applicant’s request. The request should be filed before the decision granting the patent for the utility model is issued (priority is kept).

Duration: five years.

Extension of the validity: not longer than three years, at the owner’s request.