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Trade Agreements Geographical Indications

The negotiations include the creation of an international register of geographical indications and the extension of the protection currently afforded to wines and spirits to all products. Part 1 outlines the rules of international treaties, in particular the TRIPS agreement (aspects of intellectual property rights that affect trade). It also examines the role of EU bilateral agreements. The EU negotiates the protection of geographical data under two separate agreements: specific “autonomous” agreements and wider trade agreements. The EU is one of the main proponents of the negotiations on geographical indications in the Doha Development Agenda of the WTO. While there has long been a system using geographical indications to protect many types of food, there is currently no system for protecting the geographical indications of non-agricultural products in the EU ENSEMBLE. Geographical indications are place names (including, in some countries, place-related words) used to identify origin and quality, reputation or other product characteristics (. B for example champagne, tequila or roquefort). The 1994 WTO Agreement on Intellectual Property contains a section on geographical indications. It improves its protection and extends it to more countries than previous international agreements.

The EU`s G Hand helps EU producers assert their rights and protect their geographical indications outside Europe. Two civil dialogue groups advise the EU agricultural authority on geographical indications in international trade: the EU supports better international protection of geographical indications due to the increase in the number of offences worldwide. The EU is active in multilateral and bilateral negotiations on the protection of the EU`s geographical indications. If you know the missing items that are using them, you can help us create those links by adding the corresponding references in the same way as above for each reference item. If you are a registered author of this article, you can also check the “Quotes” tab in your RePEc Author service profile, as some quotes may wait for confirmation. Please note that it may take several weeks for the corrections to filter out the various RePEc services. Geographical Indications Gateway – Information on GI laws, contracts, commissions and symposia For technical questions on this point, or to correct its authors, titles, summaries, bibliographical information or download, contact: (AgEcon Search). General supplier contact information: . All the content of this site has been made available by the respective publishers and authors.

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Geographical indications and TRIPS: 10 years later … A roadmap for EU PGI holders to obtain protection from other WTO members. Lex – The search for national laws on intellectual property rights, including PGI 2, provides examples of the difficulties faced by EU producers in protecting their GI names outside the EU. It also contains recommendations and proposals for producers to protect their names outside the EU. Two themes will be discussed in the TRIPS Council as part of the Doha mandate: the creation of a multilateral register of wines and spirits; and the extension of the higher level of protection (Article 23) beyond wines and spirits.