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Georgia

  • International Country Code:

    GE
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +04:00
  • Currency:

    Georgian Lari (GEL)

Patent in Georgia (non-PCT)

Georgia
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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with filing patent applications in Georgia, as well as other patent fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Term for filing a patent application in Georgia

The term for filing a patent application in Georgia claiming conventional priority is 12 months from the priority date. If the applicant fails to file an application within this time limit for excusable reasons, the Georgian patent application may be filed within two months after this term.

  • Minimum of filing documents in Georgia

To obtain a filing date, it is necessary to provide the Georgian Patent Office with the request to grant a patent (in Georgian), description of an invention, patent claims, drawings, if any.

  • Language of the Georgian patent application

The official language is Georgian. In case the application materials are filed in any other foreign language the translation into Georgian should be provided within two months from filing date.

  • Priority document

The certified copy of the priority document must be provided to the Georgian PTO within three months from filing the application.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

An original of POA must be provided at the time of filing or within two months from the filing date. The official legalisation is not required.

  • Assignment Deed

If the applicant of the Georgian patent application is not an inventor, the document confirming his rights must be provided within two months from the date of filing.

  • Substantive examination request

The substantive examination must be requested within two months from the notification about the positive decision of the formal examination.

  • Novelty grace period

Disclosure should not to be taken into account in determining patentability if it occurred within 12 months before the filing date (priority date): a) by action of an inventor or his/her successor in title; b) if information for the third party is disclosed, directly or indirectly, on the condition of confidentiality; c) as a result of third person’s action in bad faith against the inventor or his/her successor.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

The official fee for grant and publication as well as the official fees for maintaining patent in force starting from the 3rd year must be paid within one month from the issuance of the decision to grant a patent in Georgia.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

It is required for the foreigners to perform a patent prosecution in Georgia through an agent, a registered Georgian patent attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Database for Georgian Patents.
2. Protection of inventions as utility models in Georgia is also possible.

For more information on patent registration procedure in Georgia  

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat & Partners on 04.03.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Georgian IP Laws

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