Enforcement Forum (session for judges)
IPR enforcement is crucial for the proper implementation of the association agreement between the EU and Georgia. It contributes to create the best possible conditions for European and Georgian companies to invest and trade in the region by ensuring that trade-related rules, including IPR, are respected and implemented. Effective IPR enforcement is essential for innovation-related investments in the region, as it allows innovative companies to recoup their investments in R&D, product design, branding, marketing and other creative or business activities.
Under this framework, the EUGIPP organised an ‘enforcement forum’ from 15 to 16 June 2021 to gather and engage with Georgian enforcement authorities, judges, along with private sector representatives during a trade mark exhibition. In particular, it contributed to enhance the quality of judicial and administrative procedures in Georgia regarding the enforcement of intellectual property rights. During a specific section dedicated to judges, cases from the Court of Justice of the European Union, the courts of EU Member States and the Georgian courts were presented and discussed as a group.