Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated
The Office republishes the international registration in English and Georgian, after examination, in the national Official Bulletin of Industrial Property at:
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.
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 If a refusal (partial or total) has been issued and the refusal has been subsequently withdrawn, the international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.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 local patent attorneys is available from the Office or at:
|Fees payable on division of the international registration||
Last updated on: August 17, 2012