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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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