Trademark Act of February 4, 1999, in force since May 24, 1999.Georgia is a member of the Madrid Protocol.Trademark protection is obtained by registration.
Trademark registration classification:
- The applicant’s name/ownership details and contact details.
- A representation of the trade mark.
- List of goods/services according to the International Classification.
- Certified copy of priority document if priority is to be claimed (may be filed to the Georgian Trademark Office within three months from the filing date).
- Signed Power of Attorney, legalization and notarization are not required (may be filed to the Georgian Trademark Office within one month from the filing date)
- A trademark application has to be filed before the Trademark Department.
- The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks.
- After the completion of filing, the Georgian trademark application undergoes substantive examination for about 6–7 months.
- If the trademark meets the requirements the trademark is published in the official gazette.
- The opposition period is 3 months from the publication of the trademark registration.
- In absence of opposition and in case the official registration paid the trademark is registered and the certificate is issued.
- The processing time from first filing to registration is approx. 14-17 months.
Duration and Renewal: A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from the date of registration.
The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.