On November 15, 2021 the new Design Guidelines for Examination of National and International Design Applications were published by the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia – SAKPATENTI (https://lnkd.in/dv6y74p8).
We are delighted that our law firm’s partner, George Taktakishvili, was involved in this important project as IP expert, drafted guidelines and had a chance of working in close collaboration with the professionals from the EUIPO and Sakpatenti.
- The guidelines are developed on the basis of the EUIPO design guidelines.
- The guidelines concentrate on promoting and development of common examination standards resulting in approximation of European and Georgian practices which would bring clarity and transparency, higher quality and usability as well as legal certainty while saving time and costs for applicants before Sakpatenti.
- In the guidelines are incorporated the EUIPN common practices related to designs (CP6 and CP10). These practice documents aim to ensure that design registration procedures are consistent and the outcome is more predictable.