Tbilisi – Intellectual Property Law

ELSA Georgia has the honour to announce and invite you to the second edition of its Summer ELSA Law School on Intellectual Property Law. The ELSA Law school is for those who want to learn about or deepen their knowledge of intellectual property law and to feel the spirit of Georgian culture. The Academic Programme incorporates a lot of content on Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Copyright, Inventions and Utility Models. Besides the loaded Academic Programme, there will be a memorable Social Programme and a Gala Ball with traditional Georgian dishes and wine, various thematic parties and sightseeing including a trip to Kazbegi, 5,047 metres above sea level.
Maximum participation fees
ELSA Members from Non-Favoured Countries: €350
ELSA Members from Favoured Countries: €315
ELSA Alumni: €385
Non ELSA Members:€420
Maximum extra fees
Gala Ball: €50
Two-way airport transfer from Batumi: €30
Two-way airport transfer from Kutaisi: €25
Two-way airport transfer from Tbilisi: €20
Tbilisi, Georgia
Laerton Hotel, Tbilisi
Number of participants
Date of arrival
Date of departure
Academic Partner
National Intellectual Property Center - SAKPATENTI
Academic Programme

Day One –

  1. Opening Remarks
  2. Intellectual Property – General Overview
  3. International Aspects of IP, World Intellectual Property Organization – Functions and Activities
  4. International Registration System

Day Two –

  1. Trademarks – General Overview
  2. Determining Similarities between Trademarks
  3. Examination of Trademarks – Practical Examples
  4. Well-known Trademarks and Registration of Trademarks in Bad-Faith
  5. Broader Measures of Trademarks and Enforcement Mechanisms, Current Trends in Georgia
  6. Scope of Protection of Design and Registration Procedures
  7. Design Infringement and Enforcement Mechanisms

Day Three –

  1. Scope of Protection of Geographical Indications
  2. Copyright – General Overview
  3. Limitations and Exceptions to Copyrights
  4. Infringement of Copyright and Related Rights and their Enforcements Mechanisms
  5. Copyright and Related Rights – Current Status and Challenges
  6. Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights

Day Four –

  1. Inventions and Utility Models – General Overview
  2. Patent Infringement and Enforcement Mechanisms
  3. Innovation’s Role in the Modern World
  4. Georgian Innovation and Technology Agency – Functions and Activities
  5. Tour to GITA

Day Five –

  1. Sakpatenti Functions – General Overview
  2. Meeting with Trademark and Patent Examiners
  3. Tour to Sakpatenti
  4. Closing of the Conference