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Georgia (GE)

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More in-depth details are available for the following aspects:

     General Trademark Regulations
     Trademark Use Requirements
     Grace Period for Trademark Renewal
     Trademark Licensing

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Aug 06, 2020 (Newsletter Issue 13/20)
Harmonised Database of Goods and Services Adopted
As of 13 July 2020, the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (Sakpatenti) has decided to use the list of terms from the harmonised database of goods and services (HDB) in TMclass.

Georgian speaking users can now search and select almost 60 000 goods and services in their own language for their trademark applications.


Jun 11, 2020 (Newsletter Issue 9/20)
Several Practice Papers Published
The National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (Sakpatenti) has published three Practice Papers: Distinctiveness - figurative marks containing descriptive/non-distinctive words, Scope of protection of black and white marks, and Likelihood of confusion (impact of non-distinctive/weak components) relative grounds of refusal.

Sakpatenti is the first non-EU IP office to find common grounds with the criteria listed under the Common Communication on the following three Common Practices:

- Distinctiveness - figurative marks containing descriptive/non-distinctive words (CP3);
- Scope of protection of black and white marks (CP4);
- Likelihood of confusion (impact of non-distinctive/weak components) relative grounds of refusal (CP5).

The practice papers have been made available to the public in Georgian and English. For more information and for access to the papers, please click here


Apr 30, 2020 (Newsletter Issue 6/20)
Practice Paper on Graphic Representation of Designs Published
The National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (Sakpatenti) has published a practice paper concerning graphic representation of designs.

Sakpatenti is the first non-EU intellectual property office to find common grounds with the criteria listed under the Common Communication on the Common Practice — Graphic Representation of Designs.

The practice paper provides a clear and comprehensive explanation of the principles on which the practice is based, which will be generally applied by Sakpatenti and the IP offices of the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN).

The publication of the practice paper seeks to increase transparency, legal certainty and predictability for the benefit of users and examiners of IP offices. It also aims to become a reference for all interested parties, covering a majority of cases.

The paper has been made publicly available in Georgian and English.


Apr 24, 2019
IP Office Will Not Accept Division or Merger Requests of Intl. Registration
Georgia has notified WIPO in accordance with new Rules 27bis(6) and 27ter(2)(b) of the Common Regulations, which entered into force on February 1, 2019.

Accordingly, new Rules 27bis(1) and 27ter(2)(a) of the Common Regulations do not apply. As a result, the IP Office will not present WIPO requests for the division of an international registration under new Rule 27bis(1) nor requests for the merger of international registrations resulting from division under new Rule 27ter(2)(a).

For further information, please refer to here


Feb 28, 2019 (Newsletter Issue 3/19)
New Participant of Madrid Goods and Services Manager
The Georgian IP Office (Sakpatenti) and WIPO have been collaborating since the beginning of 2019 and Sakpatenti has become a new participant of the Madrid Goods and Services (MGS) Manager.

Applicants can now use the MGS Manager to translate goods and services lists into Georgian and Georgian trademark holders can simply check the acceptability of terms listed in their application across 35 contracting parties to the Madrid Protocol.

For more information, please check here

Feb 13, 2018 (Newsletter Issue 3/18)
Trademark Law Amended
The Law of Georgia No. 1636 of December 7, 2017, on Amendments to the Law on Trademarks entered into force on December 14, 2017.

This Law introduces amendments to paragraph (i) of Article 4, and paragraphs (i) and (h) of Article 5 of the Law on Trademarks, regarding the clarification of the content of these provisions on the relative and absolute grounds for refusal of registration of trademarks, which consist of or contain flags, emblems, abbreviations, names and official signs of international intergovernmental organizations, of Georgia and other countries, and the names or portraits of a famous person in Georgia.


Feb 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


Feb 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.


Sep 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: and

Mrz 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

Feb 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:


Legal basis is the Trademark Act of February 4, 1999, in force since May 24, 1999, Law of Georgia No. 1795-IIS of February 5, 1999, on Trademarks (as amended up to Law No. 3054 of July 5, 2018).
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, sounds, 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: trademarks, 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-legalized 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. 11-12 months.
An accelerated procedure of examination for the trademark application is available for an extra charge and can be requested with the filing of the trademark application or within 1 month from this date. The procedure takes 10 business days then.
Within 1 month of the favorable 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.
The opposition period is 3 months from publication date of the decision about granting the trademark.

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.
Practical details on grace periods for trademark renewals are available in our publication here

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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 for publication it 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.
In case of electronic filing of applications with “Sakpatenti”, 20% reduction shall apply to the fees, including issuing of a certificate.

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Dec 22, 2020
Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and Partners, Kharkov, Ukraine  

Nov 10, 2020
Gvaramadze Patent Bureau, Tbilisi, Georgia

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

Tel +995 32 2252533
Fax +995 32 2252531

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