The protection of geographical indications (GIs) in the European Union takes a new dimension with the consideration of non-agricultural GIs. On October 6, the European Parliament adopted a report that is keen on extending GI protection to non-agricultural products. With this report, the European Parliament urges the European Commission to draft legislation on the recognition and protection of non-agricultural GIs.
Learn more about this potential expansion and its inherent consequences for trademark rights at the upcoming INTA Conference on Geographical Names.
The conference will feature high-level speakers such as representatives from the European Parliament, intellectual property offices, international organizations and private stakeholders. Member of the European Parliament and rapporteur for the report on non-agricultural GIs, Ms. Virginie Rozière, will also be speaking during the conference, to be held in Rome on December 10-11. The newest INTA Online Searchable Practice Guide on GIs, Certification Marks, and Collective Marks will also be launched during this conference. Register today!
For more information on INTA’s policy and advocacy activities on geographical indications, visit this page. For more information on non-agricultural GIs in Europe, contact Hélène Nicora, Representative Officer – Europe, at firstname.lastname@example.org.