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Apr 22, 2021 (Newsletter Issue 8/21)
Georgia
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Further Steps towards Common EU Practices


End of March 2021, the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (Sakpatenti published two practice papers to announce their agreement on common EU principles regarding designs:

- Common Communication on the Common Practice — Graphic Representation of Designs (CP6)
- Common Communication on the Common Practice of Designs - Criteria for assessing disclosure of designs on the internet (CP10)

Common Communication on the Common Practice — Graphic Representation of Designs (CP6)
The practice paper provides a clear and comprehensive explanation of the principles on which the practice is based and 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 document is divided into two parts; the first part summarises the criteria, while the second part provides a complete explanation of the specific criteria applicable in each case. It has been made available to the public in Georgian and English.

Common Communication on the Common Practice of Designs - Criteria for assessing disclosure of designs on the internet (CP10)
Sakpatenti published a practice paper on the criteria for assessing the disclosure of designs on the internet and to provide recommendations thereof. It provides a clear and comprehensive explanation of the principles on which the practice is based, and which will be generally applied by the IP Office.

The document is divided into two parts; the first part summarises the criteria, while the second part provides a complete explanation of the specific criteria applicable in each case. It has been made available to the public in Georgian and English.


Source: www.sakpatenti.gov.ge; euipo.europa.eu