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02-25-2015 (Newsletter Issue 3/15)
New Bank Details of Sakpatenti
Pursuant to amendments to the Budget Code of Georgia, the bank details of the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (Sakpatenti) have changed. As of January 1, 2015, please use the following bank details for interactions with the office:

Identification code - 203831363
Beneficiary’s bank - State Treasury;
Beneficiary’s name - Unified Account of Treasury;
Bank code -TRESGE22;
Account number/Treasury code (GEL) -707807132

Please note that all earlier bank accounts of Sakpatenti are invalidate. For additional information, please contact the office under info@sakpatenti.org.ge

Source: www.sakpatenti.org.ge


02-18-2014 (Newsletter Issue 3/14)
E-Filing Possible
USAID’s Economic Prosperity Initiative (EPI) and National Intellectual Property Center (Sakpatenti) presented a new intellectual property rights (IPR) electronic registration system.

The new system represents a Web-based electronic registration and management system for intellectual property objects allowing rightholders and applicants unhindered and cost-effective IPR registration and maintenance.

The state-of-the-art system substitutes current paper-based procedures at Sakpatenti, allowing online registration and processing of intellectual property objects, paperless communication with applicants and patent attorneys. It includes electronic payments, remote/automated publication of registered objects, alerts and filters, and other functions of integrated communication systems. Owing to the new system, intellectual property objects registration procedures will become more efficient, transparent and faster.

Source: www.sakpatenti.org.ge


09-03-2013 (Newsletter Issue 12/13)
GIs Published for Opposition
Georgia’s National Intellectual Property Center (Sakpatenti) published a special edition of the Official IP Gazette with a list of 172 agricultural and food products that have a protected geographical indication (GI) status in the European Union (EU) on July 31, 2013.

The special edition follows the April 2012 agreement between Georgia and the EU, within the framework of which more than 3,000 EU’s GIs for agricultural products and foodstuffs received protection in Georgia. The list has since grown and therefore the Gazette includes additional 172 GIs that the EU submitted for protection on the territory of Georgia.

The published GIs can be appealed before Sakpatenti’s Board of Appeals within three months from their publication and can be seen here

Source: www.petosevic.com and www.sakpatenti.org.ge


03-01-2011 (Newsletter Issue 4/11)
Translation of Nice Classification (9th)
The Georgian National Intellectual Property Center (SAKPATENTI) has published the official Georgian translation of the Ninth Edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services under the Nice Agreement.

The Georgian translation is available in print at SAKPATENTI and it contains 45 classes and 11,600 names of goods translated into Georgian.

Source: PETOŠEVIĆ, Macedonia


02-01-2011 (Newsletter Issue 2/11)
Address of Trademark Office Changed
The National Intellectual Property Center (Sakpatenti)" changed its address:

Shota Rustaveli Ave. № 30
0108 Tbilisi, Georgia

Hotline telephones are the same:
+ 995 91-71-80
+ 995 91-71-83

Receiving of information is possible under question-answer regime and via e-mail: info@sakpatenti.org.ge


Source: www.sakpatenti.org.ge

Legal basis is the Trademark Act of February 4, 1999, in force since May 24, 1999.
Georgia is a member of the Madrid Protocol.
Trademark protection is obtained by registration.
Nice classification, 11th edition
Registrable as a trademark are all distinctive and graphically representable signs, such as words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices, combinations or shades of colours, threedimensional forms, the three-dimensional form of a good or its packaging and any combination of the mentioned signs.
The following trademark types are registrable: trade marks, service marks and collective marks.
The application is filed at the National Intellectual Property Center (Sakpatenti).
Multiple-class applications are possible.
Foreign applicants do not need a local agent, provided that the trademark application is submitted in the Georgian language, but it is recommended to file through a local agent in order to avoid negative consequences.
A non-legalised power of attorney is sufficient.
Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.
The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks. Signs not deemed distinctive in the examination can be registered if distinctiveness has been acquired by use.
The processing time from first filing to registration is approx. 14-17 months.
An accelerated procedure of examination for the trademark application is available for extra charge and can be requested with filing of the trademark application or within 1 month from this date. The procedure takes 10 business days then.
Within 1 month from the favourable decision about granting the trademark, it is published in the Official Bulletin. It is registered at the end of the opposition period, if no opposition has been filed or the opposition has been rejected.
National:
The opposition period is 3 months from publication date of the application.

Details regarding the Opposition Period against designation of IR Mark are available in our publication on this topic here
A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from the date of registration.
The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.
The grace period for renewals is 6 months from the expiration date of a trademark.

Further practical details are available in our publication on this topic here
If the trademark has not been used within 5 years from registration or has later not been used for 5 consecutive years, it may be subject to cancellation.

Further practical details are available in our publication on this topic here
The official fee for filing a trademark application is USD 90 for one class and USD 50 for each additional class. The fee for substantive examination is USD 120 and publication is USD 60. The registration fee is USD 150.
The official fees are published in USD but they are paid in the national currency according to the currency rate (Georgian Lari GEL to USD) determined by the National Bank of Georgia.

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National Intellectual Property Center (Sakpatenti)
5, Antioch Street
3300, Mtskheta
Georgia

Tel +9953 2298 84 19
Fax +9953 2225 17 60
Mail info@sakpatenti.org.ge
www.sakpatenti.org.ge

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
34, Chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland
Tel +41 22 33 89 11 1
Fax +41 22 73 35 42 8
www.wipo.int