As of 13th July 2020, Georgian speaking users can search for terms in their own language on the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s (EUIPO) Harmonised Database (HDB). This is the result of a joint effort and fruitful cooperation between the EUIPO and the National Intellectual Property Centre of Georgia (Sakpatenti).
The Harmonised Database contains more than 70 000 terms from which users can select the goods and services for their trade mark applications. As it is used in the EUIPO’s online trade mark registration process, picking a term from the Harmonised Database will increase the chance of acceptance of trade mark applications.
The translation of terms has been financed by the EU-funded project EUGIPP (EU-Georgia Intellectual Property Project) to support Sakpatenti. The EUGIPP aims to provide adequate and effective protection and enforcement of IP rights in Georgia. The official start date of the project is 1 January 2020 and will run for three years.