Protection of Intellectual Property Rights under the Private International Law of Georgia


The article discusses current issues of intellectual property in private international law of Georgia. In particular, the legal rules for the protection of rights under both, substantive and procedural law. It is noteworthy to mention that not long ago, special norms for the consideration of intellectual property disputes were introduced in the civil procedure, which, in turn, should be considered a significant step forward. The paper discusses and characterizes the specific grounds for the international jurisdiction of the Georgian courts over intellectual property disputes, including the agreement of the parties on international jurisdiction. Moreover, the article analyses the problem of the law applied to private international legal agreements regarding intellectual property law. Based on the analysis of international treaties and conventions and the comparative method, the necessity of amendments to legislation of Georgia is substantiated.


Jurisdiction, Conrtact, law

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