In order for the validation process to actually work, a number of procedures needs to be done in Georgia, including harmonization of the relevant official documents of the European Patent Organization and the Patent Law and instruction standards of Georgia. As the Patent office officer has informed us, this procedure will take at least a year. Consequently, the actuation of the validation system in Georgia should be expected by the end of 2020, and more realistically in the summer of 2021.
Patent Attorney Shalva Gvaramadze took part in the International Scientific and Practical Conference on "Modern Regulation of Intellectual Property and Licensing in Eurasian Economic Union Countries" held in Minsk on June 5-8, 2019. Dr. Shalva Gvaramadze took part in the sessions on "Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin: Approaches in Eurasian Economic Union Countries and Not Only" and made presentation on "Protection of Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin of Goods in Georgia". The presentation was heard with great interest by the participants.
The wine tradition in Georgia dates back to thousands of years. And the unique grape breeds which are widely spread in Georgia are stored in the Worldwide Winery museums. Unique and different from other companies with grape varities and wine making technologies "Shalva Gvaramadze Wine Cellar" company achieved the most prestigious awards on worlwide Wine events and presented special Georgian wine to the world.
On the "Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2019" festival which was held in Japan ,"Shalva Gvaramadze Wine Cellar"s wine "Saperavi" 2017 was awarded with double golden medal. "Shalva Gvaramadze Wine Cellar"s "Warapi" 2017 was also awarded with golden medal. "Saperavi" 2017 was also awarded with golden medal on China Wine and Spirits Awards (CWSA) festival which is the most prestige wine and spirit contest in China. We had an interview with Shalva gvaramadze, the founder of successfull Georgian wine company:
"We are from Meskheti, our homeland is Atskuri. My grandfather was a good winemaker, he had pitchers and was good at looking after of vineyards. That is why i got used to work on vineyards from childhood, i learned how to take care of vineyard, how to wash pitcher and all other little details which my grandfather knew. Despite the fact, that after some time we moved live in the city, we managed to maintaine connection with our village, we had Khikvi grape breed in village but it was cut down by Communist regime, they said that vine was less feracious and hard to look after. That is how whole Meskheti was left without vineyards and only some families where able to protect it.