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Georgia (GE)

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Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated

Republication

The Office republishes the international registration in English and Georgian, after examination, in the national Official Bulletin of Industrial Property at:
http://www.sakpatenti.org.ge/index.php?lang_id=GEO&sec_id=16&lang_id=ENG

Examination Procedure

The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds on issues such as the definition of a 'design', public order and morality, the protection of State emblems and a limited examination as to local novelty.

Opposition Period

Three months from the date of publication in the national Official Bulletin of Industrial Property (non-extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Refusal

Three months from the date of receipt of the notification (non-extendable).

Effect as Grant of Protection

The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection, if no refusal has been issued, as from the international registration date. If a refusal (partial or total) has been issued and the refusal has been subsequently withdrawn, the international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.

Representation before the Office

Holders of international registrations, or their representatives, who have an address in the territory of Georgia may file documents or appear before the Office. A list of patent attorneys is available from the Office or at:
http://www.sakpatenti.org.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=12

Fees payable on division of the international registration

Not applicable.

Last updated on: September 19, 2014

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