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Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 173 of July 07, 2006, on Competition and Restriction of Monopoly Activities (as amended by Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 316 of July 27, 2007)

Year of Version:2007
Date of Entry into Force:July 29, 2006
Date of Text (Enacted):July 7, 2006
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Other, Transfer of Technology, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
This consolidated version of the Law incorporates amendments made by Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 316 of July 27, 2007, which came into force on August 8, 2007.
For the amendments introduced by the said Law No. 316, see the following provisions of the consolidated version:
- Chapter 1, Article 1;
- Chapter 2, the title of the Chapter, and Articles 5-1, 6 and 6-1;
- Chapter 3, Article 10;
- Chapter 8, Articles 30 and 31;
- Chapter 9, the title of the Chapter, and Article 35.

Article 7(3) of the consolidated Law provides for exemptions for certain categories of agreements from the prohibition of anti-competitive agreements referred to in Article 7(1), (2), such as licensing agreement, franchising agreement, technology transfer agreement, research and development cooperation agreement, and IP assignment agreement.
Articles 6(1)(23)&(2)(7), 6-1(1)(3)&(2)(3), 17(4), 24(3) and 31(4)&(5) give the competition regulatory authorities the right to access commercial secrets in the course of their duties and provide them the obligation to keep the confidentiality thereof.

The Russian and Kazakh versions of the consolidated Law are reproduced with the permission of the Republican Center of Legal Information of the Ministry of Justice of Kazakhstan from the URLs http://adilet.zan.kz/rus/docs/Z060000173_ and http://adilet.zan.kz/kaz/docs/Z060000173_ (Retrieved on July 8, 2016).
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Kazakh

Бәсеке және монополистiк қызметтi шектеу туралы (Қазақстан Республикасының 2006 жылғы 7 шілдедегі № 173 Заңы) Бәсеке және монополистiк қызметтi шектеу туралы (Қазақстан Республикасының 2006 жылғы 7 шілдедегі № 173 Заңы), Complete document (pdf) [385 KB]

Russian

Закон Республики Казахстан № 173 от 07.07.2006 г. «О конкуренции и ограничении монополистической деятельности» (с изменениями, внесенными Законом Республики Казахстан № 316 от 27.07.2007 г.) Закон Республики Казахстан № 173 от 07.07.2006 г. «О конкуренции и ограничении монополистической деятельности» (с изменениями, внесенными Законом Республики Казахстан № 316 от 27.07.2007 г.), Complete document (pdf) [315 KB]

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Historical Versions:
WIPO Lex No.:KZ029

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