(WIPO code: GE) (last revised June 2020)

by GVARAMADZE PATENT BUREAU, Tbilisi – Dr. Shalva Gvaramadze and KATZAROV S.A., Geneva, Switzerland

General Information

Area

69,700 sq. km.

Population

3.997 million (estimated 2019).

Capital

Tbilisi with about 1.078 million inhabitants (2020).

Languages

Georgian, Russian 9%.

Currency

Lari.

Industry

Steel, aircraft, machine tools, electrical appliances, mining, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, wood products and wine, processing of agricultural products, tourism.

General Remarks

New Patent and Trademark Laws were approved by the Georgian Parliament on February 4, 1999, and came into force on May 24, 1999. The Laws were amended in May 2010. Since May 2010 the Regulations regarding Designs were removed from the Patent Law of Georgia. The new Law of Designs is in force since June 2010.