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Georgia

  • International Country Code:

    GE
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +04:00
  • Currency:

    Georgian Lari (GEL)

Georgian PCT national phase entry

Georgia
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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with the Georgian PCT national phase entry as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Deadline for entering the PCT national phase in Georgia

The time limits for Georgian PCT national phase entry is 31 months from the priority date. The restoration of this term is possible within 2 months after elimination of the reasons causing the violation of the term or within 12 months after the expiration of the 31 months term, whichever expires earlier.

  • 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 and international application materials.

  • Language of the Georgian patent application

The official language is Georgian. Entering the Georgian PCT national phase may be initiated in any other foreign language with further submission of Georgian translation within two months.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

An original of the 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 international 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 the PCT national stage entry through an agent, a registered Georgian patent attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Georgian Patents, Georgian Utility Models.
2. PCT application may also be nationalised in Georgia as a utility model.

For more information on Georgian PCT national stage entry procedure  

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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