Boosting Kazakhstan's National Intellectual Property System for Innovation

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National intellectual property (IP) systems can play a pivotal role in fostering innovation and knowledge diffusion. This report analyses Kazakhstan’s IP system with regards to its support of the country’s innovation performance. In particular, it assesses the organisation and governance of Kazakhstan's IP system as well as the needs and challenges faced by different groups of actual and potential IP users – ranging from universities and public research institutions to state-owned enterprises and small businesses. The review provides a comprehensive set of statistics describing the use of IP in Kazakhstan in recent years, identifies the system’s strengths and weaknesses, and presents a range of specific policy recommendations to address existing challenges.



Overall assessment and recommendations

This chapter presents an overall assessment of Kazakhstan’s intellectual property (IP) system and gives recommendations to help enhance its contributions to innovation. It provides an overview of the context in which IP policy is made, including the legal framework, the policy actors involved in the intellectual property system, and the needs and use of intellectual property by universities and public research institutes, innovators in traditional and informal sectors, small and medium-sized enterprises, state-owned enterprises and multinational firms.


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