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Azerbaijani Governments Approves Item Registration Rules
Source: en.trend.az
Source Date: Monday, January 07, 2013
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Country: Azerbaijan
Created: Jan 08, 2013

The Azerbaijani government approved registration rules for intellectual property items, the Cabinet of Ministers told Trend on Monday.

A statement on the protection of intellectual property rights and the inclusion of products in the registry will have information about the rights of owners, the existence of intellectual property rights and the description of goods. It will also have information about products that are pirated and counterfeit. If this is confirmed, the applicant will be responsible for the compensation of damages caused by the delay of the goods to the owner or other interested individuals and the costs of customs.

According to the rules, the Customs Committee reviews the application within one month from the date of its receipt and makes a decision to include the items into the registry or exclude them.

The committee must be immediately informed of the changes in the application or in the attached documents.

The registry includes the registration of a number of goods, descriptions of goods, information about copyright holders, the item registration date and the date and registration number of the letter about the registered goods sent by the committee to the customs bodies.

Given the time specified by the terms of protection of the rights of holders; the applicant's eligibility is determined up to five years from the date of the Customs Committee's decision on item registration. If an applicant appeals, the period is extended upon the committee's decision.
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