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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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