National Commission on Geographical Indications - Entity responsible for registration of new geographical indications and appellation of origin and identification of their compliance with the legislation – is being set up in Georgia. The initiative is implemented within the EU funded Twinning Project on “Establishing Efficient Protection and Control System of Geographical Indications (GIs) in Georgia” (GE/16 ENI EC 0318), the main partner of which is the National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia Sakpatenti.
Please, be informed that period from January 3 to January 15, 2021 will be non-working days for National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia – Sakpatenti in accordance with N698 Decree of the Government of Georgia of November 26, 2020.
Due to ongoing pandemic and taking into consideration the recommendations given by the Interagency Coordination Council established at the Government of Georgia, period from January 3 to January 15, 2021 is declared as a non-working. No state or private entities will work during this period, except for Banks, strategically important facilities and services.
Sakpatenti will renew working from January 18, 2021.
On December 29, 2020, the Millennium Challenge Account - Georgia announced the winning teams of the Millennium Innovation Competition. Sakpatenti awarded the team on the third place – the team from Akhaltsikhe Public School for the project: Mobile Application “GoGeoGo“. The application will assist the foreign tourists visiting Georgia and local residents in obtaining necessary information concerning the use of public transport
Sakpatenti Training Center continues the series of trainings tailored to the needs. The training on protection of personal data was held on the initiative of the Center and in cooperation with the State Inspector’s Service.
The training, organized in the distance mode, had been continuing for two days and covered the legislation regulating the personal data protection as well as the practice of the State Inspector’s Service. This activity serves the establishment of a high standard in the field of personal data protection in Sakpatenti, which will ensure the protection of personal data and prevention of violations.
National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia “Sakpatenti” in order to introduce high standard of operation starts cooperation with the consulting company “Management Systems”. First working meeting between the managers of the organizations has been conducted today, on December 24 and the main purpose of the meeting was to elaborate work plan, the final result of which is obtaining ISO 9001:2015 certificate by “Sakpatenti”.
Within the EU-Georgia Intellectual Property Project (EUGIPP), work is being started to obtain ISO 9001:2015 certificate for Sakpatenti. In order to discuss the mentioned issue, Mr. Mindia Davitadze, Sakpatneti Chairman met with Mr. Ibon Ormazabal, EUGIPP project leader, representative of International Cooperation and Legal Department of European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). EUIPO together with Sakpantenti is implementing EUGIPP and development and modernization of the management system of intellectual property body is one of the important components of the project.
Training on controlling intellectual
property object - Geographical indication in digital space and mechanisms of enforcement
the rights on it - was conducted for the employees of Legal and Trade Marks
departments of Sakpatenti and for the representatives of the executive bodies.
Implementation of the simulative processes became possible due to the EU funded
twining project (GE/16 ENI EC 0318)) on “Establishing Efficient Protection and
Control System of Geographical Indications (GIs) in Georgia”.
For the purpose of formulation and systemic refining the norms related to hearing of appeals and regulation anew of various procedural issues, the work is drawing to a close at Sakpatenti on the draft amendments to the Statute of the Chamber of Appeals of the Office. To finalize the viewpoints concerning the draft, to share the vision of the Office, in general, and the process of development of its strategy, Sakpatenti Chairman held a meeting with the patent attorneys. At the meeting the issues related to the reformation of the institution of patent attorneys were discussed. It is noteworthy that attestation of patent attorneys has not taken place since 2011.
To maintain a high-level bilateral cooperation platform on economic and trade issues between the USA and Georgia, Mr. David De Falco, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, within his virtual visit to Georgia, met with Sakpatenti Chairman Mr. Mindia Davitadze.
Steering Committee of the EU funded Twinning Project on “Establishing Efficient Protection and Control System of Geographical Indications (GIs) in Georgia” gathered for the sixth time, during which the Action Plan for the next 6 months and the implementation reports of the previous period (6 months) were considered. The Project envisages rendering assistance to Georgia in development of the unique marketing tool, the geographical indications system and the full-fledged application of the benefits related to it. The meeting of the Steering Committee was attended by all parties involved in the Project: Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, management and staff members of the partner office, representatives of the Embassies of France and Italy in Georgia.