December 13, 2017 in the Hotel "Hyatt Regency Dushanbe" was held the ceremony of awarding the Republican contest "Brand of the Year-2017" under the name "Kullai Sharaf". Representatives of ministries and departments of the republic, international organizations, as well as a wide range of representatives of the private sector took part in this event. The event was opened with the opening speech of the Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Nematullo Hikmatullozoda.
In particular, he noted that within the framework of such events this year, in order to promote the protection of the rights of trademarks and service marks in the Republic of Tajikistan, the identification and presentation of proven brands, as well as proposals for the promotion of firms for the use of branding, another round of competition was held "Brand of the Year - 2017" under the name "Kullai Sharaf".
Promotion of the brand will allow enterprises to continue developing their business and by increasing the competitiveness of their products, contribute to the economic development of the country, N. Khikmatullozoda said in his speech. A total of 64 companies that have applied for participation in the contest, received various prizes.
Thus, 16 people were awarded with diplomas for active participation, 7 people - with bronze medals and 10 people with silver medals.
In addition, 30 people were awarded gold medals "Brand of the Year - 2017" and one person - with a gold medal of the World Intellectual Property Organization.