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10.03.2017:  Warning!

Sakpatenti has been informed that organization “IP Direct – International Patent & Trademark Directory” is sending letters to applicants of international trademarks and their representatives, requesting payment of trademark registration/publication fees.

We inform you that this organization does not have anything in common with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). We also highlight that information on registration of international trademarks is published in the “WIPO Gazette of International Trademarks”, it is the only official publication of the Madrid system.

It is noteworthy that any fee established for benefiting from the Madrid system shall be paid by applicants to WIPO in Swiss Francs.

We ask you to be careful with any letters received from unknown organizations concerning payment of fees for unlawful services. In case of receiving similar correspondence of doubtful origin please consult patent attorneys or contact us: info@sakpatenti.org.ge, tel.: 2 25 25 33. ...

On March 2-4, 2017, an Istanbul International Inventions Fair was held, in which National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia Sakpatenti participated, along with 264 organizations from 24 countries. For 4207 registered visitors of the Fair, 324 inventions were presented. The event was organized under the patronage of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology of Turkey, International Federation of Inventors Associations (IFIA), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), European Patent Office (EPO) and Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent). The Sakpatenti’s main aim in participating at the Fair is to facilitate increase of patent applications number from Turkey, as the major importer country for Georgia. ...

On February 27, 2017, the thirty-third session of the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore was opened.

The Committee’s aim is to closer the WIPO member states representatives positions and reaching final conclusion on the text of international agreement which will ensure the effective protection of traditional cultural expressions (TCEs). ...

On February 27, 2017, the Millennium Challenge Foundation revealed the winning team of the Millennium Innovation Competition. “Smart Kids” was selected as the winner of the Project “Geological Threats” among thirteen finalist, winners will participate in NASA’s Space Center University educational program. The award ceremony took place at Tbilisi Municipality City Assembly events hall.

This year, the second place was granted to two teams - “Borjghalmobili”, with the Project “Moon Rover Engine”, and “17”, with the Project “Magnetic Elevator”. ...

On December 19-23, 2016, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia Sakpatenti organized the second stage of training “Basic Teaching Methodologies” for predefined trainers of the Georgian Intellectual Property Training Center.

The training, which was aimed to provide the participants with the skills required to deliver in future training for target audiences, included technical and methodological preparation of an intellectual property training program, on the basis of the target audience, elaborating self-assessment exercises and support training materials according to pre-defined standards. The methodology of conducting the teaching process using scientific approaches includes various techniques and stages of teaching, which will ensure highly effective implementation of the goals determined by the curricula. ...

On December 13-14, 2016, a delegation of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), headed by Ms. Cornelia Moussa, Director of Human Resources Management Department, paid an official visit to Georgia.

A meeting was held with the management of Sakpatenti, during which the opportunity of employment of Georgian specialists in WIPO and drafting a relevant working plan in this respect were discussed. Mr. Nikoloz Gogilidze, Chairman of Sakpatenti, stressed the necessity of employment of intellectual property specialists in WIPO and active participation of representatives of this field in vacancies. It was also discussed that it is necessary to define in various offices contact persons to coordinate providing to relevant target groups the information on the vacancies announced by WIPO. ...

3.11.2016:  Map of Georgian Cheese




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