Punishment for violation of intellectual property rights will be toughened since 2015 in Kazakhstan

Date: 15:40, 22-12-2014.

Astana. December 22. KazTAG - The new Criminal and Criminal Procedural codes stipulate toughening of punishment for violation of intellectual property rights in the field of intellectual property, said Rakhmet Mukashev, chairman of the committee on legislation and judicial-legal reform.
"The new criminal code which comes into force since January 1 next year will toughen responsibility for socially dangerous actions in the field of intellectual property," he said at the Governmental hour.
Part 4 of the article 198 stipulates up to 6 years imprisonment instead of current 5 years term.

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