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Intellectual Property, International Law

OAPI : new member of the Geneva Act of Lisbon Agreement

The African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) recently joined the Geneva Act of Lisbon Agreement, which aims at a better protection and recognizion of appellations of origin and geographical indications.

Read more on WIPO website.

Geographical Indications, International Law

The EU-Korea trade agreement adds new GI’s to be protected

The protocol of negociation of a bilateral trade agreement includes the possibility to add new products to be protected under the agreement. This is precisely what happened regarding the agreement between EU and Korea.

Read the article on the European Commission's website.

International Law

New Trade Agreement between Australia and India

Signing on a new trade agreement between two countries often means an increase in goods trade from all types. The latest one between India and Australia sounds like a happy event for the wine industry.


Alcohol sales, International Law

The concerns regarding WHO’s policy for alcohol in 2022

The wine sector issued concerns regarding the statement of the World Health Organisation to enforce "a global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol". The image of alcoholic beverages might be affected by such policy.

Read the article on the drinks business.

Intellectual Property, International Law

International design and trademark systems welcomes a new member

This is a new step forward for the protection of intellectual property on an international level : Jamaica joins the International design and trademark systems. This allows - among other things - to increase the number of market available for companies.

Read the article on Novagraaf.

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