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Stakeholder consultation on the guidelines for national and international design applications

The EU-Georgia Intellectual Property Project (EUGIPP) has been supporting the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (Sakpatenti) to develop examination guidelines for national and international design applications. IP experts spent several months working in close collaboration with lawyers from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and Sakpatenti to draft these guidelines.

The EUGIPP and Sakpatenti held a round of consultations with the relevant Georgian stakeholders. The purpose of these consultations was to collect feedback in order to develop the final draft guidelines. The event took place on 27 April 2021.

The guidelines on designs are an important project milestone. They will enhance the administrative frameworks for protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) in Georgia and will improve the quality of IPR administration services. Moreover, they aim to ensure decisions taken by Sakpatenti are consistent and guarantee the predictability of Sakpatenti’s file handling practice.



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