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On December 19-23, 2016, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia Sakpatenti organized the second stage of training “Basic Teaching Methodologies” for predefined trainers of the Georgian Intellectual Property Training Center.

The training, which was aimed to provide the participants with the skills required to deliver in future training for target audiences, included technical and methodological preparation of an intellectual property training program, on the basis of the target audience, elaborating self-assessment exercises and support training materials according to pre-defined standards. The methodology of conducting the teaching process using scientific approaches includes various techniques and stages of teaching, which will ensure highly effective implementation of the goals determined by the curricula. ...

On December 13-14, 2016, a delegation of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), headed by Ms. Cornelia Moussa, Director of Human Resources Management Department, paid an official visit to Georgia.

A meeting was held with the management of Sakpatenti, during which the opportunity of employment of Georgian specialists in WIPO and drafting a relevant working plan in this respect were discussed. Mr. Nikoloz Gogilidze, Chairman of Sakpatenti, stressed the necessity of employment of intellectual property specialists in WIPO and active participation of representatives of this field in vacancies. It was also discussed that it is necessary to define in various offices contact persons to coordinate providing to relevant target groups the information on the vacancies announced by WIPO. ...

3.11.2016:  Map of Georgian Cheese

“OriGin Georgia”, founded by Sakpatenti and the National Wine Agency of Georgia, has become a member of the global alliance “OriGIn” and will continue the activities under its logo. The ceremony of signing the Trademark License and Partnership Agreement took place today on October 28, 2016, during the Conference “Branding Strategies”, held in Tbilisi. ...

Today, on October 27, 2016, the Conference “Branding Strategies” opened, aimed at introducing to Georgian producers and farmers the advantages of products protected by geographical indications on the market in Georgia as well as worldwide. The conference, organized by the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia – SAKPATENTI and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), was opened by Ms. Binying Wang, Deputy Director General of WIPO. The event is attended by more than 120 producers and farmers from all regions of Georgia. The topics of discussion include: geographical indications as a marketing instrument for Georgian exports, use of designs and packaging in branding strategies for geographic origin, reputation and image of brands in the marketplace, as well as the role of producers associations in developing and implementing effective branding strategies. ...

The Finnish model of investigation of intellectual property rights crimes and ways of collection of relevant evidence were introduced to the representatives of the Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, the Customs Department of the Revenue Service, Sakpatenti and the private sector, attending the training held on October 25-27, 2016. ...

On September 29, 2016, Sakpatenti hosted Professor Yuriy Boshytsky, Rector of Kyiv University of Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. During the meeting Sakpatenti Chairman Mr. Nikoloz Gogilidze and Prof. Boshytsky discussed educational programs available in Ukraine and Georgia in the intellectual property field and stressed the significance of cooperation between Georgia and Ukraine in this respect. The parties also outlined plans for mutual cooperation within Sakpatenti Intellectual Property Training Centre. At the meeting the parties agreed to draft a joint action plan. In addition, Sakpatenti Chairman was officially invited to Kyiv University of Law to deliver a lecture for students on problematic issues in the intellectual property field. ...

New prospects of business development were discussed during the Conference “Women’s Role in Country Development”, held on September 28, 2016. Up to 100 entrepreneur women familiarized with programs, specially designed to support entrepreneur women as well as with new opportunities of financial and technical assistance. Mrs. Sophio Mujiri, Deputy Chairperson of National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia Sakpatenti, delivered a presentation on tools of intellectual property rights protection for the participants of the event. Taking into account the great interest displayed by the audience with respect to the issue, it was planned to organize for entrepreneur women meetings on various topics, during which different subject-matters of intellectual property will be discussed. ...

A certificate of IDFI has been handed over to Sakpatenti once again. National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia Sakpatenti was nominated among 55 public institutions with the 100% rate in accessibility of public information. The award ceremony of the most open and the least open public institutions in Georgia was held at Courtyard Marriott hotel on September 28, 2016 - the International Day for Universal Access to Information. ...

On September 26, a delegation of the Austrian Patent Office (APO), headed by its President Ms. Mariana Karepova, paid an official visit to Tbilisi. A bilateral meeting took place at Sakpatenti office between the representatives of National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia Sakpatenti and APO to discuss issues related to cooperation. Heads of the two offices agreed to draft an action plan, which will reflect a number of joint activities: capacity building trainings in Austria for Sakpatenti examiners; consultations with respect to development of innovation activities and the patent voucher program; organizing an educational course at Sakpatenti Training Centre with the participation of Austrian examiners. ...

On September 15-16, a Sub-Regional Conference on Intellectual Property Strategies will be held at Courtyard Marriott hotel, organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia Sakpatenti.

During the Conference, the national IP strategy draft, developed for Georgia with the support of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will be considered. The significance of the efficient implementation of the drafted strategy for the development of the country will be discussed. ...

On September 13 and 14, 2016, Mr. Sherif Saadallah, Executive Director of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Intellectual Property Academy, paid an official visit to Georgia.

During the meeting with Mr. Nikoloz Gogilidze, Chairman of National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia Sakpatenti, the progress of the WIPO/Sakpatenti joint project related to the Intellectual Property Academy was considered and future cooperation plans were outlined, such as drafting a regional professional course on the protection of geographical indications, participation of schoolchildren in educational projects in the intellectual property field, translation of the WIPO Academy courses into the Georgian language and their adaptation. ...

A Memorandum of Understanding was concluded between the National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia Sakpatenti and the Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia. The document was signed by Mr. Giorgi Badashvili, Head of the Investigation Service, and Mr. Nikoloz Gogilidze, Chairman of Sakpatenti. ...

Batumi, 1 August 2016 – an international conference on European and international standards and experiences in enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) opened in Batumi today.

The event is a useful platform for the private sector to learn about recent developments in the area of IPR protection and current challenges that are being addressed in the context of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) with the European Union (EU). Particular attention is paid to promoting active engagement of representatives of Georgian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who attend the conference in protection of intellectual property rights. ...

On 26 of July, within the framework of TAIEX, a meeting was held on “Internet Service Provider (ISP) Liability”, which was organized by EU Delegation to Georgia and the National Intellectual Property Center Sakpatenti . The meeting was attended by the representatives of the private and public sector who got familiar with the EU law, approaches and experience on “Internet Service Provider (ISP) Liability”. During the meeting the existing problems of IPR infringement and legal mechanisms of copyright enforcement have been discussed. Based on the practical cases internet piracy mechanisms and Internet Service Provider (ISP) Liability was outlined. ...

Today, on 25th of July (2016), summer school of “Intellectual Property Law” was opened by the initiative of the European Law Students Association in Georgia. This year Georgia is hosting 35 students of 15 European countries who will participate in the course on Intellectual Property Protection during one week. Students will visit Georgia’s Innovations and Technology Agency (GITA) and the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia “Sakpatenti”. During Summer School program , the lectures will be given by the representatives of Sakpatenti, Georgian Copyright Association, GITA , the association of Patent attorneys and World Intellectual Property organization. ...

Today, on July 14, the Workshop on Adjudication of Civil Intellectual Property Infringement Cases opened in Kobuleti with the participation of Georgian judges. The workshop is organized by the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the United States Embassy in Georgia and the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia Sakpatenti. ...



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