To develop effective mechanisms of intellectual property rights enforcement and introduce modern tendencies of combating counterfeiting and piracy, on July 24-25, 2023, the 7th International Conference “Georgia Against Counterfeiting and Piracy” will be held in Batumi. The event is co-organized by Sakpatenti and the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The Agrarian Issues Committee of the Parliament of Georgia at the offsite sitting, held in Akhmeta Municipality, discussed the draft Law of Georgia on Appellations of Origin of Goods and Geographical Indications. The draft Law is initiated by the Agrarian Issues Committee of the Parliament of Georgia. The draft is co-authored by the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia – Sakpatenti and is prepared with the support of the European Union within the Twinning Project “Establishing Efficient Protection and Control System of Geographical Indications (GIs) in Georgia”.
Along with other functions defined by the legislation, the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia - Sakpatenti is responsible for the implementation of the state policy in the field of copyright and related rights. Sakpatenti is authorized by law to study any information related to the management of authors’ property rights.
The Parliament approved the “Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the European Patent Organisation (EPO) on Validation of European Patents” (Validation Agreement).
By the ratification of the Validation Agreement, the negotiations were completed on validation of European patents on the territory of Georgia, launched between the European Patent Organisation (EPO) and the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia - “Sakpatenti” in 2012.
Today, the Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committee of the Parliament of Georgia discussed the Draft Law on Appellations of Origin of Goods and Geographical Indications, initiated by the Agrarian Issues Committee. The draft amendments are aimed to support development of the system of appellations of origin and geographical indications in Georgia.