(WIPO code: UZ) (last revised April 2021)

by ALFA-INTEL, Tashkent – Maxim Molodan, Lyudmila Tolpegina and KATZAROV S.A., Geneva, Switzerland

General Information

Area

448,978 sq. km.

Population

34,191,700 (estimated July 2020).

Capital

Tashkent, with approx. 2,622,700 inhabitants.

Language

Uzbek.

Currency

Sum.

General Remarks

Uzbekistan used to be a part of the former Soviet Union. The republic declared its independence on September 1, 1991. The State Patent Office of Uzbekistan was established on October 1, 1992, and in July 2011 the Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Uzbekistan was established, in which the State Patent Office is incorporated. In February 2019, the Agency was transferred to the system of the Ministry of Justice and now is called the Agency on Intellectual Property under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan.