Update on Geographical Indications in the European Union

20.03.2014 - 21.03.2014


This conference aims at keeping legal practitioners up-to-date on geographical indications by providing an overview of the latest legislative initiatives and case law in this field. 

Key topics

Latest legal and policy developments at international and EU levels  

  • Update on WIPO activities
  • EU trade policy on geographical indications
  • The modifications brought by Regulation 1151/2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs
  • Opposing third parties’ applications for geographical indications

Trade marks and geographical indications  

  • Implications of the reform of the trade mark system for geographical indications
  • Dealing with geographical indications as grounds for refusal of a trade mark
  • The registration of geographical indications as collective and certification marks

Scope of protection and enforcement of rights  

  • Protection against misuse of protected geographical names
  • Extending the scope of protection to non-agriculture products

Who should attend?

Lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel, civil servants and other practitioners of law dealing with geographical indications, trade marks and industrial property.

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