The 61st Series of meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is taking place in the hybrid mode this year. The delegation of Georgia, headed by Mr. Mindia Davitadze, Chairman of the National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia Sakpatenti, is participating in the event remotely. Mr. Mindia Davitadze delivered a statement addressing Mr. Daren Tang, Director General-Elect of WIPO, Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO, and delegations of the 193 member states of WIPO
The International Training Course on Geographical Indications is held in the remote mode this year. The course, which is a part of the Professional Development Program (PDP) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is administered by Sakpatenti for the fourth year
Today, patent attorneys, lawyers working in the intellectual property field and Sakpatenti staff members are familiarizing with the Practice Papers published by Sakpatenti. The main purpose of the seminar, organized within the EU-Georgia Intellectual Property Project (EUGIPP), is to increase transparency, legal certainty and predictability for applicants, examiners and any other interested parties regarding examination of trademark and design applications. The event was opened by Mr. Mindia Davitadze, Chairman of the National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia Sakpatenti, and Mr. Catalin German, Deputy Head of Cooperation Section at the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia
The “General Course on Intellectual Property” (DL 101GE) was customized and translated into the Georgian language through cooperation of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Sakpatenti. Currently, the Georgian course has up to 500 graduates. Sakpatenti Chairman hosted the students who received the highest scores during the Spring Session and handed over to them certificates of the WIPO Academy in solemn ceremony. Mr. Mindia Davitadze familiarized the students with the decision of the Office concerning financing for them the WIPO Academy advanced level training course (DL 302).
To develop the intellectual property field in Georgia, increase the busines sector involvement and popularise the Georgian IP subject-matters, Sakpatenti and the Georgian Chamber of Culture start implementation of joint projects.
The possibility of registration of wine, “Maghraani Kisi”, as a new Georgian Appellation of Origin was discussed at the meeting held in the village of Maghraani, Akhmeta municipality, attended by the representatives of legislative and executive authorities, as well as wine producers and winegrowers.
Concerning the information broadcasted on one of the TV channels yesterday, National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia “SAKPATENTI”, would like to inform the public and emphasize that one of main principles of SAKPATENTI’s activities is political neutrality.
In April-May, 2020, for the management of SAKPATENTI, it became known that the Head of Trademarks, Geographical Indications and Designs Department, Irakli Kasradze, had under examination process the trademark applications mentioned in TV broadcast. The actions of the Head of the Department pertaining the registration process raised questions about the possible use of the registration process of these trademarks for political purposes. In order to avoid discrediting and damage to the reputation of the organization, Mr. Kasradze was deprived of his delegated authority on the basis of the decision of SAKPATENTI’s management. The trademark applied for by one of the TV companies has been registered, without his involvement and within the terms prescribed by the legislation fully in compliance with the requirements of the law and the relevant notice was immediately sent to the applicant company. The other trademark mentioned in the TV broadcast has been registered earlier, in May, 2020.
We would like to once again highlight that the National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia SAKPATENTI is respecting its internationally acknowledged authority and high reputation both inside the country and abroad. Therefore, SAKPATENTI will not allow attempts of misuse of the position for political purposes and will take all necessary measures to prevent the latter in future as well.
National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia – Sakpatenti issues legal protection document on utility model. Its main technical achievement is board safety and convenience on a water surface as well as while transporting and storying.