Wednesday, April 10 2024   \  Published by Crane IP.

New Law on Trademarks came into force in Georgia

New Law on Trademarks came into force in Georgia

From March 8, 2024, the amendments to the Law of Georgia “On Trademarks” came into force, which were prepared within the framework of the European integration of the country and aimed to improve the mechanisms of legal protection of trademarks.

The changes affected various aspects related to the trademark.

In particular, the absolute and relative grounds for refusal to register a trademark were initially established. The absolute grounds for a refusal to register a trademark if it refers only to the shape of the goods or another feature that is due to the properties of the goods is necessary to achieve a technical result and/or adds substantial value to the goods. The reason for refusal to register a trademark is no longer a circumstance when the trademark was one non-stylized (standard) letter, number, or one color taken separately. The new edition defines the grounds for refusal to register symbols that represent a generic concept. Read more

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