Monday, January 29 2024   \  Published by Abu-Ghazaleh IP .

European Patents Now Valid in Georgia

European Patents Now Valid in Georgia

MUNICH - The validation agreement between the European Patent Organization and Georgia enters into force. As a result, applicants will be able to validate their European patent applications and patents granted by the European Patent Office (EPO) in Georgia, even though the country is not a contracting state to the European Patent Convention. The accompanying technical cooperation between the EPO and the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, SAKPATENTI, will bolster the development of Georgia’s national patent system and further foster innovation in a very dynamic environment, a press release stated by EPO.

EPO President António Campinos highlighted the significance of this cooperation milestone: “The entry into force of the validation agreement with Georgia broadens the appeal of the European patent system. It will further reduce processing times and costs for applicants, as well as the administrative burden for the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, while guaranteeing the highest levels of legal certainty for those seeking patent protection in Georgia.”Read more

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