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.

Recently, a number of important amendments were introduced to Uzbekistan's legislation, particularly regarding intellectual property, including:

  • The term of validity of copyright is now determined to be lifelong and effective for 70 years after the death of the copyright owner (previously, the "term of validity of the copyright" was valid for 50 years).
  • Copyright and related rights protection means are now defined as compensation payments ranging from 530 to 300,000 USD, instead of compensation for damages.
  • The exclusive right to a trademark is valid during the period of registration, starting from the date of registration of the trademark.
  • New regulations have been introduced for filing applications to the Register of Intellectual Property objects in electronic form, enabling online tracking of progress and receiving notifications on application resolutions through the Customs Information System "Single Window."
  • Customs authorities are granted IP law enforcement powers during customs control.

Our recent experience includes:

  • A comprehensive legal review of more than 10 large wineries for compliance with the requirements and legislation on intellectual property.
  • Legal analysis of large franchise agreements in the hotel business.