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Appellation of Origin, Geographical Indications

The OIV revises its definitions of GI and AO

The OIV pursue its work on defining and promoting appellations of origin and geographical indications on an international level. During the last General Assembly, the definition of AO and GI have been revised to take in consideration the promotion and protection of those concepts.

Find the article on OIV's website.

Geographical Indications

Protection of GIs in China

EUIPO presents a short video about the protection of GIs in China. The subject is dealt with Mr. Massimo Vittori and presents the situation of GIs protection from a producter's persepective.

See the video on YouTube.

Geographical Indications

Lisbon Agreement’s Geneva Act receives first geographical indication

Cambodia inogurated the Lisbon Agreement's Geneva Act by registering the first geographical indication through the Lisbon System.

Find the press release here.

Geographical Indications

Strengthening geographical indications – online conference

On 25 and 26 November, the Agriculture and Rural Development Commission will hold an online conference on measures to "strengthen GI's". There will be a large consultation of stakeholders. This event will be followed by an other conference named "Trade Marks and Geographical Indications: future perspectives".

Find the details on the

Geographical Indications

China draft provisions on GIs

Following the recent agreement between China and the EU, China released provisions on geographical indications.

Find the draft on natlawreview.

Geographical Indications

Signature of the agreement between China and the EU regarding the GI protection

A bilateral agreement was signed earlier this month regarding the protection of European Geographical Indications in China and the protection of chineese GIs in Europe.
This agreement allows to be enthousiastic about the protection of European products in China and about a good economical dynamic in the future.

Find the press release on the European Commission's website.

Geographical Indications

New data base for GIs

The EUIPO and the european Commission just released a new data base that gives access to all the european geographical indications.
This data base will be helpful for a new brand to be released and avoid conflict with a GI.

Find more in the european Commission's press release.

Geographical Indications

Geographical Indications – a European treasure worth €75 billion

According to the European Commission, registering and protecting a product as a GI is worthed :  "the sales value of a product with a protected name is on average double that for similar products without a certification." There are 3 322 GIs registered in March 2020, and the number keeps growing.

Read the press release.

Geographical Indications

Ukraine harmonizes its GI’s law with EU

The modification of the protection of GI's in Ukraine is a big step toward an harmonization of its legislation with EU standarts. It went from a "exclusive right" over the GI - similar to a Trademark - to a collective right.
The Ukrainian legisaltion on GI's has been harmonized with Regulation (EU) 1151/2012.

Read the article on the International Trademark Association's website.

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