When do you need a patent attorney?
The application for a patent, a trademark or other protective rights at the Georgian Patent Office ("Sakpatenti") can generally be made by the applicant himself, if an applicant is a resident of Georgia.
However, there are several good reasons to seek the assistance of a patent attorney from the first day:
The deposition of an application creates facts that set the frame for the whole subsequent procedure. Errors made here might not be corrected later or cause additional costs.
The discussion with the Patent Office about patentability of an invention or the registration of a trademark demands experience for what is possible and how the case can be built up.
The procedure at the Patent Office is complicated and demands up-to-date knowledge of case law. Formal mistakes can easily result in loss of the whole right.
A patent, trademark or other right can be worthless if the formulation (patent claims, sign etc.) is wrong.
- A preliminary analysis can avoid hopeless applications and thus save money.
The planning of an international/regional patent and trademark strategy demands knowledge of what is possible and how to achieve it.
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