To encourage the innovative capabilities of the younger generation, new nomination of “Young Inventors Prize” has been established in addition to the EPO annual competition “European Inventor Award”. This prize is aimed at young inventors who work on technological solutions development that will help to reach the Sustainable Development Goals of UN.
National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia-Sakpatenti joined the WIPO administrated electronic system DAS (Digital Access Service) that allows the participating intellectual property offices to exchange priority documents under the Paris Convention securely and in an electronic environment.
Outstanding graduates of the spring session of the General Course on
Intellectual Property (DL101GE) were awarded with certificates. By the
initiative of Sakpatenti, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
will finance specialized courses for all of the 12 graduates by taking into
consideration their interests.
It has become known to the National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia Sakpatenti, with the assistance of the Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Estonia, that a fact of unlawful use of the Georgian protected geographical indication of cheese “Sulguni” took place on the territory of Estonia. After implementation of relevant measures, the infringing goods marked with the appellation “Suluguni” was removed from the network of supermarkets “SELVER”.
It will be possible to conduct tests for protection criteria (distinctness, uniformity and stability) (DUS) of new varieties of plants in Georgia in the nearest future. The legal and technical measures required to determine the office authorized to conduct the test were considered during a round table meeting. Representatives of Sakpatenti, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, the Scientific-Research Centre of Agriculture and the Georgian Seeds and Saplings Association participated in the event held in the online format.
The National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia Sakpatenti takes care to ensure the safe working environment. To date, 64% of the staff members are vaccinated with at least the first dose of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.
Tamar Tateshvili, Salome Tateshvili and Saba Zedginidze will promote intellectual property among the youth under the mandate of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The IP Youth Ambassador status was awarded to the trio for a term of one year, enabling these young people to make their contribution to the IP development in Georgia, the Central European and Baltic States.
The National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia Sakpatenti selected the youth trio, the team “GoGeoGo”, which won third place at the Millennium Innovations Awards in 2020, as candidates for participation in the Project.The WIPO Academy recognized their innovative and entrepreneurial efforts and awarded them the IP Youth Ambassadorship for Georgia in 2021. Now they are entrusted with the mission of promoting development of the intellectual property field among the youth in Georgia as well as the Central European and Baltic States. One of the main objectives of Sakpatenti is to develop invention, innovative and entrepreneurial competencies among the youth and to popularize the IP field.
appellation of origin “Borjomi” was registered in the People’s Republic of
China on the basis of the application of the National Intellectual Property
Centre of Georgia Sakpatenti.
of today, the use of the appellation of origin “Borjomi” in the People’s
Republic of China without the consent of the Ministry of Environmental
Protection and Agriculture of Georgia will be prohibited.
Svanetian Tower, Qvevri, Grape Cluster, Golden Fleece are the elements of the logo of Georgian Geographical Indication created for the purpose of identification of products protected by the geographical indication and an appellation of origin. The logo was designed by advertising company “Abk communication” and was inspired by the lower stone of the north window of the “Abuletaurt” fortress in village Kistan, Khevsureti.