Moyens de faire respecter les DPI
14. Please indicate the authorities responsible for the application of the measures provided by the legislation of Kazakhstan to combat counterfeiting and piracy. Please explain whether the competent authorities are empowered to act ex officio and, if so, please indicate the enforcement actions that may be taken. Please cite the relevant provisions of the legislation.
Besides the customs authorities, the court, the office of the public prosecutor, the internal affairs authorities and the financial police are among those who are actively involved in the enforcement of intellectual property laws in Kazakhstan. Police units work in close cooperation with right holders as well as conduct repeated, unannounced inspections in order to examine compliance with intellectual property rights legislation. If evidence of unauthorized use of intellectual property rights protection is found, administrative or criminal proceedings are initiated.