Thursday, August 2, 2012

Georgia: Planting “Rkatsiteli” and “Saperavi” varieties does not provide legal rights on them

02.08.2008. (Hvino News) Irakli Gvaladze, head of Georgian Center for Intellectual Property "Sakpatenti", declared that company which plants Rkatsiteli and Saperavi grape varieties outside of Georgia, does not have legal right of ownership for these Georgian varieties, - reports Sarke news agency. Hvino News  notes that Rkatsiteli and Saperavi are names commonly used by wine-makers worldwide.

"Sakpatenti" is interested in the information about Ukrainian company Inkerman's submission of applications to Russia for registering trademarks with the names of famous Georgian grape varieties (read more: Inkerman: Ukrainian wine producer to export Georgian wine varieties to Russia).  Irakli Gvaladze notes that the Ukrainian company's idea will not be considered illegal if it is only a marketing move, and the its wine be grown in Ukraine. He added that "Sakpatenti" will possess the precise information next week and announce if other steps would be made by Georgian side.

© Hvino News

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