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Geographical Indications

3 500 GIs in the EU

2023 is the year the 3 500th Geographical Indication has been registered. The number is significatif and a good reprensentation of the tendency of protecting IP rights for agricultural products.

Read the article on the European Commission's website.

Geographical Indications

New GIs in the UK

A lot of circonstances, including Brexit and climate change might lead the UK in the registration of more GIs and PDOs in the nea future. This summer, a new PDO for wine has been registered under the name "Sussex". This registration follows the new protocol intended by the new UK GI scheme.


Focus, Trademark law

Gin and Intellectual Property

To celebrate the World Gin Day, Novagraaf published an article on some IP elements such as brand registration of such product.

Read the article on Novagraaf.

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.

Appellation of Origin

Geneva Act of WIPO’s Lisbon Agreement Enforced

The Act of Geneva is now enforced. The Act creates a new procedure of registration for geographical indications for wine, among other products. The registration has to be made through WIPO.

Read the whole article on WIPO's website.

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