INFORMATION DIGEST OF PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN # 89 May 5, 2016

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ECONOMY
This year, Uzbekistan intends to obtain 26,000 tons of silk from more than 451,000 moth caterpillar bolls

PARTNERSHIP
Tashkent has hosted an Uzbek-Korean scientific forum on ICT development

BUSINESS CLIMATE
Uzbekistan: Intellectual Property Under Reliable Protection

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This year, Uzbekistan intends to obtain 26,000 tons of silk from more than 451,000 moth caterpillar bolls

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan, agro-technical works are currently carried out on mulberry plantations in order to provide the silkworm farmers with the feedstock. It is also scheduled to plant mulberry trees on more than 1,200 hectares.

Hatcheries and silkworm farms have been revamped and provided with all the facilities they need to ensure quality of graines. Executives organize training courses to advance the workers’ skills.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

partnership

Tashkent has hosted an Uzbek-Korean scientific forum on ICT development

A South Korean delegation made up of members of business and academic communities arrived in Tashkent to participate in the forum. The group was headed by the Executive Director and Chairman of the Skylake Investments Co. Chin Dae-je. Several years ago, he headed the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Korea, as well as managed Samsung Electronics for many years.

The first session brought together representatives of the domestic IT business. They discussed ways of developing cooperation between the two countries in the field of information technologies and training of professionals with their South Korean partners. The participants drew attention to the problem of effective interaction between businesses and educational institutions.

The second session was organized for representatives of government and economic management. The participants discussed the issues of state policy development in the ICT sector, its importance for the national economy, as well as the creation of venture capital funds.

During the event, the sides signed a memorandum of understanding on the establishment of the Advisory Board of Inha University in Tashkent. It will advise the university in all subject areas, including research, technical and financial assistance projects, as well as investment projects.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

BUSINESS CLIMATE

Uzbekistan: Intellectual Property Under Reliable Protection

Introduction of amendments to the Customs Code and the Customs intellectual property register has turned into the next step in the development of intellectual property protection system in Uzbekistan. How had it all begun? On the eve of the World Day of Intellectual property head of Department of the Agency for intellectual property Sevara Karimova provided a historical background of the situation on this issue.

“In 1991, Uzbekistan became a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the provisions of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works came into effect on April 19, 2005 in our country.

The Berne Convention – an international legal document that regulates relations arising as a result of creation and utilization of the works of science, literature and art, and the protection of copyright – was adopted on September 9, 1886. Uzbekistan’s accession to this Convention created opportunities for the authors and similar rights holders. At present the rights of our authors are protected on the territories of more than 170 member-states of the Convention.

The Berne Convention is realized by its member-states directly or through the introduction of its provisions into relevant national legislation. The Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Copyright and Related Rights” adopted in 2006 in its new edition was designed to yet more reliably protect authors’ interests. In particular, it secured the copyright to the works of science, literature and art, as well as related rights to performance, utilization of phonograms, etc.

In accordance with the law, in case an author’s rights are violated, he or she has the right to demand compensation for any material and moral damage. Copies of works and objects of related rights, reproduction or distribution of which is carried out in violation of copyright and related rights, are considered counterfeit ones.

Uzbekistan’s Agency of Intellectual Property undertakes all necessary measures on the protection of the rights to objects of intellectual property, prevention of illegal importation of counterfeit commodities and their circulation.

The state certification of more than 6,000 claims to intellectual property has been carried out since the beginning of the year. More than 2,600 objects of intellectual property are registered in the State Register. These include inventions, utility models, industrial samples, trademarks, selection achievements, and software.

Regular monitoring is conducted jointly with the government agencies for the purpose of prevention of illegal utilization of intellectual property. Data on revealed offenses is sent to relevant government agencies and departments for application of legal measures against violators. Expert advice on counterfeit audiovisual products, phonograms and computer software are provided to the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Tax Committee.

            The Customs Code in its new edition approved by law January 20, 2016 was amended with a new chapter “On protection of the rights to intellectual property.” In compliance with it, the customs agencies undertake measures on the protection of intellectual property within the framework of its powers. The Customs Register of intellectual property objects will come into force in the future. It will facilitate the improvement of intellectually property protection of intellectual property owners on the border.” 

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)

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Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of Uzbekistan (MFERIT) in cooperation with the UNDP project "Promoting trade development" developed electronic trade platform UzTrade in order to further export of products of national manufacturers, particularly small businesses to external markets, according to the press service of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan.

This system is the first of its kind electronic trade platform in Uzbekistan, through which any entity of Uzbekistan will be able to create its own web page with the placement of all necessary information for foreign buyers, including the quality and specifications of products, terms of delivery and export prices. Functionality of UzTrade also provide for the creation of private enterprise office, including for each employee to negotiate with buyers and discuss conditions of the export contract.

In addition, for the convenience of exporters the system provides the possibility of 1 forming a pro forma of export contract, as well as informational support from MFERIT and JSC Uztadbirkoreksport on the marketing of foreign markets and promotion of products for export.

(Source: «Business partner.uz» newspaper)

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