The Georgian-Swiss Intellectual Property Project (GESIP) aims to enhance Georgia's socio-economic development by improving the utilization of Geographical Indications (GIs) and enhancing government services for Georgian intellectual property (IP) users. The project directly benefits Sakpatenti and 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 GESIP’s goals, PMCG represents the IPI in Georgia and ensures the timely and professional implementation of the project activities, delivering project outputs efficiently, and managing the project funds in a cost-effective manner. Additionally, PMCG contributes to informed decision-making through regular monitoring and reporting on project results. Through close coordination with Swiss and other international organizations funded projects, 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 Swiss international cooperation, experience, and expertise.
The Georgian-Swiss Intellectual Property Project (GESIP) was initiated by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) in response to the Georgian government's request and a mandate from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) under the Global Program on Intellectual Property Rights (GPIPR) between SECO and IPI.