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Support for a European cosmetics brand wishing to enter the Uzbek market

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Kosta Legal lawyers have provided comprehensive assistance to a European cosmetics brand wishing to enter the Uzbek market.

Specifics of the Uzbek regulatory regime for retailers and in particular, those selling cosmetics and consumer health products, have been outlined in a comprehensive report. Numerous provisions of the trade, taxation, customs, sanitary controls, consumer protection and competition legislation have to be kept in mind while launching a cosmetics retail chain in Uzbekistan. Given the lack of clarity in terms of the relevant legal acts, practical expertise is required to avoid related legal risks. Issues of protecting relevant IP rights are of no less concern, since many goods are traded in Uzbekistan in flagrant violation of such rights.

Our client was a European cosmetics and consumer health company, headquartered in London. The company’s products are sold in more than 70 countries with branded shops being opened across Europe, North America and the post-Soviet region.