From the first days of independence our country has paid much attention to the development of science and innovative technologies, the implementation of intellectual property rights and formation of legal mechanism on the protection of intellectual property. As a result of process, in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On State support of scientific and innovative activities” from 08.08.1992, measures were planed to further strengthen the scientific and technological potential of the country and mobilization to solve priority problems of economic and community development, and also one of the first in the countries of the Commonwealth to activation of innovation activity.
Since 1991 Uzbekistan is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The World Intellectual Property Organization today unites more than 190 countries of the world. By the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On the establishment of the Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Uzbekistan” from May 24, 2011, the Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Uzbekistan was organized on the basis of the State Patent Office and the Uzbek Republican Copyright Agency. As a result, more favorable conditions were created for our people to effectively use the freedoms of scientific and technical creativity. An integral system was created to implement a single state policy in the field of intellectual property, ensure the unified approach to the implementation of this policy, and implementation of international treaties in this field.
The Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Uzbekistan was imposed with a number of important tasks in the field of intellectual property development as the protection of inventions, industrial designs, utility models, trademarks and other IP objects, the protection of owner’s rights to IP objects, the rendering of assistance and support in widespread manufacturing application of innovative technologies and inventions, scientific, technical and industrial developments, selection achievements, artistic-constructive and other types of creative developments, as well as the examination of IP objects and their state registration, the development of a unified position on the protection of intellectual property and the protection of the interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan in this field in the international stage, ensuring the participation of the Republic of Uzbekistan in international and regional organizations. As part of close cooperation of the Agency on Intellectual Property with international organizations in the field of intellectual property, favorable conditions are created for the implementation of science and technology in innovative ventures. This, in turn, is an important tool to support the economic growth of our country, the further development of the market economy and the rise of the intellectual prestige of our country, and the improvement of the prosperity of our people.