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Intellectual Property Rights Committee



Committee Chair - Mukhammadali Makhmudov


Mr. Makhmudov is a chair of AmCham Intellectual Property Rights Sub-Committee since October 2018. Mr. Makhmudov is a Managing Partner of Legalmax since 2003 and has extensive experience with both national, and foreign and transnational companies. His practice covers areas such as intellectual property law, competition law and leading litigations in national and international arbitration courts. He is a professional patent attorney whose services are marked by the international rankings "CHAMBERS GLOBAL» and «THE LEGAL 500" For more than ten years, he has been advising leading companies in pharmaceutical and oil-and-gas sectors, food production and international catering networks and representing their interests of in the field of intellectual property protection. In addition, he has provided legal support to a number of leading foreign companies present in the region, as well as current structures of the UN. He is also a legal expert in publications of the authoritative business publications in related projects.

Committee Co-chair - Joel Benjamin

Kinstellar Business Services

Mission and Goals

The Intellectual property Rights Sub-Committee is created in 2018 with the aim:

  • To study and monitor intellectual property and copyright issues in Uzbekistan and Central Asia Region;
  • Providing information and practical assistance to AmCham members and their partners on entering the market of Uzbekistan and protecting their brands and intellectual assets;
  • To develop and promote the Association’s position (prepare position statements) on intellectual property rights issues;
  • To educate the membership on the IPR Issues;
  • To work closely with the government of Uzbekistan (draft legislation, provide recommendations) to improve IPR practices in Uzbekistan and to attract investors;
  • Commercialization of intellectual property and technology transfer;
  • Protection of software and personal data, as well as the development of strategies and proposals for improving these areas;
  • Countering counterfeit products and unfair competition.