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Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 112-IV of December 25, 2008, on Competition (as amended up to Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 421-IV of March 25, 2011)

Year of Version:2011
Date of Entry into Force:January 1, 2009
Date of Text (Enacted):December 25, 2008
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, IP Regulatory Body, Other, Trade Names, Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
This consolidated version of the Law incorporates amendments up to Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 421-IV of March 25, 2011, which came into force on April 16, 2011 (see Section 4, Chapter 8, Articles 49 and 56 of the consolidated version for the amendments made by the said Law No. 421-IV).

The consolidated Law contains provisions, which (i) provides for exemptions for certain categories of agreements from the prohibition of anti-competitive agreements such as licensing agreement, franchising agreement, technology transfer agreement, cooperation in research and development agreement, and IP assignment agreements (Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 10(4)); (ii) enumerates acts of unfair competition relating, among others, to intellectual property rights (Section 2, Chapter 3, Articles 16 to 19, and 28); and (iii) obliges the Anti-monopoly body to keep the confidentially of a commercial secret and to pay the damages caused by its disclosure (Section 3, Chapter 6, Article 43).

The Kazakh versions of the consolidated Law is reproduced with the permission of the Republican Center of Legal Information of the Ministry of Justice of Kazakhstan from the URL http://adilet.zan.kz/kaz/archive/docs/Z080000112_/13.10.2011 (Retrieved on July 8, 2016).
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Kazakh

Бәсекелестік туралы (Қазақстан Республикасының 2008 жылғы 25 желтоқсандағы № 112-IV Заңы) Бәсекелестік туралы (Қазақстан Республикасының 2008 жылғы 25 желтоқсандағы № 112-IV Заңы), Complete document (pdf) [382 KB]

Russian

Закон Республики Казахстан № 112-IV от 25.12.2008 г. «О конкуренции» (с изменениями, внесенными Законом Республики Казахстан № 421-IV от 25.03.2011 г.) Закон Республики Казахстан № 112-IV от 25.12.2008 г. «О конкуренции» (с изменениями, внесенными Законом Республики Казахстан № 421-IV от 25.03.2011 г.), Complete document (pdf) [377 KB] Закон Республики Казахстан № 112-IV от 25.12.2008 г. «О конкуренции» (с изменениями, внесенными Законом Республики Казахстан № 421-IV от 25.03.2011 г.), Complete document (htm) [217 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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WIPO Lex No.:KZ034

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