Fees for Patent in Georgia
Fees associated with filing patent applications in Georgia, as well as other patent fees, are available in the fee calculator.
The term for filing a Georgian patent application
The term for filing a patent application in Georgia claiming conventional priority is 12 months from the priority date. If the applicant fails to file a patent application within this time limit for excusable reasons, the Georgian patent application may be filed within two months after this term.
Minimum of patent filing documents in Georgia
To obtain a filing date, it is necessary to provide the Georgian Patent Office with the request to grant a patent (in Georgian), description of an invention, patent claims, drawings, if any.
Language of the patent application in Georgia
The official language is Georgian. In case the application materials are filed in any other foreign language the translation into Georgian should be provided within two months from the filing date.
Priority document for patent application
The certified copy of the priority document must be provided to the Georgian PTO within three months from filing the patent application.
Power of Attorney requirements in Georgia
An original POA must be provided at the time of filing or within two months from the filing date. Official legalization is not required.
Assignment Deed for Georgian patent application
If the applicant of the Georgian patent application is not an inventor, the document confirming his rights must be provided within two months from the date of filing.
Substantive examination request for patent application
The substantive examination must be requested within two months from the notification about the positive decision of the formal examination.
Novelty grace period for patent
Disclosure should not be taken into account in determining patentability if it occurred within 12 months before the filing date (priority date): a) by the action of an inventor or his/her successor in title; b) if information for the third party is disclosed, directly or indirectly, on the condition of confidentiality; c) as a result of third party’s action in bad faith against the inventor or his/her successor.
Grant and patent maintenance fees in Georgia
The official fee for grant and publication as well as the official fees for maintaining the patent in force starting from the 3rd year must be paid within two months from the issuance of the decision to grant a patent in Georgia.
Representation by a Georgian patent attorney
For foreigners, it is recommended to perform patent prosecution in Georgia through an agent, a registered Georgian patent attorney. It is necessary to indicate an address for correspondence in Georgia.
1. Online Search Database for Georgian Patents.
2. Protection of inventions as utility models in Georgia is also possible.
If you have any queries related to the Patent Filing in Georgia, please contact IIPLA team. We will be more than happy to resolve your queries free of cost.