MIKHAILYUK, SOROKOLAT & PARTNERS offers the full range of legal services related to patent registration in Georgia (Sakartvelo) including patent search, patent translation, filing and further prosecution of a Georgian patent application, patent maintenance, preparing and recordal of assignment and license agreements as well as representing applicants before courts. We do our best to represent our clients' interests in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
The validity term of a Patent in Georgia is 20 years from the filing date. For pharmaceutical patents and patents for agrochemicals it is possible to apply for an extension of this term for additional 5 years. In case a patent is extended the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) will be issued.
Novelty grace period is 12 months from disclosure of the information on invention before filing an application or a priority date thereof if priority is claimed.
Overview of the patent registration procedure in Georgia (Sakartvelo):
After completion of the filing procedure a Georgian patent application undergoes a formal examination lasting 2-3 months. A substantive examination has to be requested within 2 months from the date of the Notification about the positive decision of the formal examination. If an invention meets the requirements of the patentability, then the decision to grant a patent will be issued. If an applicant pays the official fee for grant, publication and the first post grant annuities, the data about the patent will be published in the Official Bulletin. The term for payment of the prescribed fees is 2 months from the date of the issue of the decision to grant a patent.
The procedure of the patent registration in Georgia takes from 2 to 3 years.
Foreign applicants must be represented before the Office by a registered Georgian patent attorney.
What is required for filing a patent application in Georgia (Sakartvelo):
- filing instructions comprising applicant's and inventor's names, addresses and citizenships;
- a filing number and a date of a priority application or a PCT application;
- a specification with claims, abstract and drawings;
- a copy of the amendments, if any;
- a Power of Attorney simply signed and stamped by the applicant(s); legalization and notarization are not required unless it is signed by a proxy-holder. The executed PoA should be provided to the Kazakh Patent Office within 2 months from filing the application.
For conventional applications it is necessary to provide a certified copy of a priority document if priority is claimed. It may be provided to the Georgian Patent Office within 3 months from the date of claiming the priority.
An Assignment Deed from an author to an applicant in case the author and the applicant are not the same people may be provided to the Georgian Patent Office within 2 months from filing an application.
The term for entering the Georgian national phase of a PCT application is 31 months from the priority date. The term for filing a conventional patent application in Georgia is 12 months from the priority date.
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