The EU supports better protection of geographical indications at international level due to the increase in the number of infringements worldwide. The EU actively participates in multilateral and bilateral negotiations on the protection of EU geographical indications. The EU negotiates protection from geographical disturbances under two separate agreements: specific «autonomous» agreements on geographical indicators and broader trade agreements. While there has long been a system of geographical indications to protect many types of food, there is currently no system for the protection of non-agricultural products through geographical indications at EU level. Among the negotiations were the creation of an international register of geographical indications and the extension to all products of the protection currently granted to wines and spirits. The first part sets out the rules of international treaties, in particular the TRIPS Agreement (trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights). The role of EU bilateral agreements will also be examined. Two civil dialogue groups advise the EU Agricultural Department on geographical indications in international trade: geographical indications are place names (including words linked to a single place in some countries) used to identify the origin and quality, reputation or other characteristics of products (e.g. B champagne, tequila or roquefort). The EU GI Manual helps EU producers to assert their rights and protect their geographical indications outside Europe. The 1994 WTO Agreement on Intellectual Property contains a section on geographical indications.
It improves their protection and extends it to a greater number of countries than previous international agreements. The EU is one of the main elements supporting the negotiations on geographical indications in the WTO`s Doha Development Agenda. For any technical questions regarding this article or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliography or download information, please contact: (AgEcon Search). General contact details of the supplier: edirc.repec.org/data/aesukea.html. All material available on this website has been provided by the relevant publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. If you are requesting a correction, please indicate the hand of this article: RePEc:ags:aesc19:289668. Here you will find general information about fixing hardware in RePEc. If you have written this article and are not yet registered with RePEc, we recommend that you do so here. You can link your profile to this article.
It also allows you to accept potential quotes on this article that we are not sure about. We do not have references for this article. You can help add it using this form. Two topics will be discussed in the TRIPS Council within the framework of the Doha mandate: the creation of a multilateral register of wines and spirits; and extend the higher level of protection (Article 23) beyond wines and spirits. The second part provides examples of difficulties faced by EU producers in protecting their geographical names outside the EU. It also contains recommendations and proposals for producers to protect their names outside the EU. . .