Georgian-Swiss Intellectual Property Project (GESIP)
Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI)
Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
The Georgian-Swiss Intellectual Property Project (GESIP) aims to enhance Georgia’s socio-economic development by improving the utilization of geographical indications (GIs) and increasing the quality of government services for Georgian intellectual property (IP) users. In particular, the project directly benefits Sakpatenti and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA), as well as selected stakeholders of the Georgian GI system from the public and private sectors.
In order to achieve the GESIP’s goals, PMCG represents the Swiss Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) in Georgia and ensures the timely and professional implementation of project activities, delivering project outputs efficiently and managing the project funds in a cost-effective manner. Moreover, PMCG contributes to informed decision-making through regular monitoring and reporting on project results. Through close coordination with projects funded by Swiss and other international organizations, as well as with the IP-specialized agencies of the Georgian government, PMCG ensures aid effectiveness, harmonization, policy coherence, and alignment. PMCG also promotes the visibility of Switzerland’s international cooperation, experience, and expertise.
The GESIP was initiated by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) in response to the Georgian government’s request and in accordance with the mandate of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) under the Global Program on Intellectual Property Rights (GPIPR) between the SECO and the IPI.