Contemporary or historical, formal or informal, full or abbreviated name of country, region, population centre, area or other geographical location as well as designation derivative from such name and their combination with the generic name of the good may be registered as an appellation of origin.
The exclusive right to use the appellation of origin can be granted to one or several legal entities producing in this geographical location goods the special characteristics of which are related, exclusively or mainly, with the geographical area including environmental conditions and (or) human factors.
The state registration of the geographical indication as appellation of origin which is located in the foreign state shall be allowed if the name of this indication is protected as such appellation in the country of origin of good. The owner of the exclusive right to use the appellation of mentioned origin may be only the individual whose right to use such appellation is protected in the country of origin of good.
No granting the Registration Certificates is provided for the Appellation of Origin that are applied for registration after April 20, 2015. The Appellation of Origin Registrations are published in the Official Bulletin “Industrial Property of the Republic of Kazakhstan” and the official extracts are granted.
The registration of the appellation of origin remains in force without limit of time on condition of keeping the specific features of good produced in the territory of the mentioned geographical location.
The term of the right to use the appellation of origin is for ten years from the date of filing an application to the expert organization.
The term of the right to use the appellation of origin shall be extended every time for ten years upon the request of owner applied during the last year of its term on condition of keeping the specific features of good in regard to which the appellation of origin was registered.