KPMG Law provides a full range of commercial and intellectual property legal advisory services. Our team has the competence and experience in drafting and assisting clients in a variety of commercial contracts within domestic and international supply chains, distributorship, and agency arrangements. We are capable of representing both franchisees and franchisors, helping them create additional value by establishing and managing various business synergies.

Recognizing the significance of technologies and innovation in commercial transactions, KPMG has accumulated extensive knowledge of domestic and international intellectual property protection regimes. We offer comprehensive IP law advisory services to local and foreign businesses, including conducting due diligence, facilitating patent and trademark registrations, as well as drafting IP licensing arrangements.

Kazakhstan is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which provides a number of opportunities for foreign businesses to invest in Kazakhstan's IP sector. The Kazakhstan legal system is, in many aspects, harmonized with international best practices in the field of IP law.

Our recent experience includes the following:

  • Advising the largest supplier of marbled beef in Kazakhstan regarding local and international trademark registration.
  • Advising IKEA on trademark protection under Kazakhstan laws.
  • Advising a representative office of a large Japanese trading corporation regarding the execution of a license agreement and its registration according to Kazakhstan laws.
  • Advising a Russian catering company on concluding franchising agreements under Kazakhstan laws.
  • Drafting and submitting complaints, objections, and requests associated with refusals of KazPatent to register the trademarks of a local logistics company.

The KPMG team in Kazakhstan is regularly involved in IP rights due diligence as part of legal due diligence projects for companies in the energy, telecommunications, agriculture, IT, banking, natural resources, automotive, insurance, and industrial manufacturing sectors.