On February 3, 2021, a Memorandum was signed between the State Institution “National center for patents and information” of the Ministry of economic development and trade of the Republic of Tajikistan (NCPI) and Federal service for intellectual property (Rospatent) to implement the decision of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan from July 9, 2019 №349 on providing access to the PatSearch patent search information retrieval system. The document was signed by the director of NCPI Mr. Mirzo Ismoilzoda and the head of Rospatent Mr. Grigory Ivliev.
On the basis of the Memorandum, the specialists of the office of Tajikistan will be given access to the departmental system of Rospatent, which allows searching for titles of protection for inventions and utility models of the PCT minimum countries, CIS countries, WIPO, EPO, ARIPO, OAPI.
In the future, the Memorandum will become the basis for the further development of interdepartmental cooperation in the designated area. The signing of the document will contribute to the convergence of the examination practice of the two offices, the development of interaction between experts and an increase in the availability of patent information.
For reference: the patent search system PatSearch was created as a professional search system for experts of the “Federal Institute of Industrial Property”, which is subordinate to Rospatent. The system implements an extended set of functional and service capabilities.
Access of experts to the system provides for the possibility of independent professional information searches. Also, through the PatSearch system, access to external specialized databases is provided.
The search for non-patent literature is implemented through a built-in access to the external Russian digital library E-Library and the world’s largest database of scientific and technical literature Scopus. PatSearch supports external non-patent literature searches, including searches for genetic sequences on the European Bioinformatics Institute website.
Providing access to PatSearch to intellectual property offices of the Eurasian region facilitates the integration of the patent information space. Similar documents were previously signed with the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO), with the offices of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Moldova.