As of 21 May 2020, Sakpatenti is the first non-EU IP office to fully align trademark examination with IP offices of the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN). The publication of the following practice papers by Sakpatenti is the final result of the joint cooperation between the Georgian IP Office and the EUIPO:
- Distinctiveness – Figurative Marks Containing Descriptive/non-distinctive Words (in English and Georgian)
- Scope of Protection of Black and White Marks (in English and Georgian)
- Likelihood of Confusion (impact of non-distinctive/weak components) Relative Grounds of Refusal (in English and Georgian)
The main purpose of publishing practice papers is to increase transparency, legal clarity and forecasting for applicants, experts and any other interested parties.