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Georgia

Year of current version:2000
Date of entry into force of original text:June 2000
Date of Text (Enacted):July 22, 1999
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Other, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
WTO Notification States:
"The Code contains offences and provides punishments and other means of influence which shall apply to persons who commit these offences."
"Misappropriation of authorship in copyright or neighbouring rights form, and its unlawful use for commercial purposes or forcing to co-authorship, shall be punishable by penalties or correction labour for a two-year term."
"According to Article 189 misappropriation of authorship in invention, utility model, industrial design or topography of integrated circuit, shall be punishable by penalties or correction labour for a two-year term, and unlawful use of other person's invention, utility model, industrial design or topography of integrated circuits for the commercial purpose or forcing on co-authorship, shall be punishable by penalties or detention for two years."
"According to Article 196 unlawful use of other person's trade (service) mark, which caused significant damage, shall be punishable with penalties or correction labour for a two-year term, and false indication of warning notice together with unregistered trade (service) mark, shall be punishable with penalties or with works useful for public from one hundred and twenty to one hundred and eighty hours and/or correction labour for a one-year term."
"Unlawful use of other person's appellation of origin or geographical indication, which caused significant damage, shall be punishable with penalties or correction labour for a two-year term, and false indication of warning notice together with unregistered appellation of origin or geographical indication of goods, shall be punishable with penalties or with works useful for public from one hundred and twenty to one hundred and eight hours and/or correction labour for a one-year term."
"According to Article 202 illegal collection of information containing trade secrets for its unlawful disclosure or use shall be punishable with fines or correction labour for one year or detention for two months or imprisonment for two years, release from the post or making void the permission on work for three years or without it, and the illegal disclosure or use of the information containing trade secrets purposefully or under other personal motive, that has caused significant damages, shall be punishable with fines or detention for three years and/or imprisonment up to four years, release from the post or making void the permission for work or without it."
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WIPO Lex No.:GE009

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