Creative Commons is working with Business Intelligence & Valuation Group to create Georgia jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses. CC Georgia List
Legal Project Leads: Dr. Nino Kuntseva-Gabashvili (BVG, Ltd. Founder partner & CEO) and Merab Labadze
Technical Project Lead: Zviad Sulaberidze
Business Intelligence & Valuation Group (BVG, Ltd.) was created in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2003. BVG is a professional services company that assists Intellectual Property (IP) owners and businesses across all industries to identify, capitalize and manage their IP and intangible assets.
We are the only Georgian firm with local and western experience in technology and innovations’ commercialization, Venture Company creation, IP consulting and portfolio management, technology audit, Intellectual Property valuation and inventory, market research and intellectual capital optimization.
We serve distinguished and growing Georgian and foreign artists, scientists and research institutes, companies and international organizations in key Research and Development (R&D) sectors, Art and Film industry. We are recognized for our blend of local expertise and western experience, a quality unique to Georgia and rare in the whole of the South Caucasus region.
Partnership Foundation’s (EPF) mission is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives. Through its foundations, registered locally in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, EPF raises and delivers seed capital to emerging civil society organizations. EPF is both a grant maker and a program implementer and is guided by five program mandates and approaches: Creating Opportunities for Civic and Economic Participation; Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Research to Improve Policy-Making; Fostering a Culture of Corporate and Community Philanthropy; Cross-Border Cooperation; and Open Door Grant Making.
In May 2008, EPF in cooperation with CC has started the “Support to Caucasus Creative Commons” program that aims at establishing CC licensing framework in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The program will enable and popularize the legal sharing and reuse of cultural, educational, and scientific works in the countries of the South Caucasus through offering free and easy-to-use Creative Commons licensing framework to creators, artists, and educators, as well as other internet-based communities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The program will harness further intellectual activity in the South Caucasus, will potentially provide a newer mechanism for economic activity, and, at the same time, will enhance opportunities for cross-border collaboration among creative communities in the South Caucasus and beyond.