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Law 797-J: International Intellectual Property: Geographical Indications

Geographic Indications

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Definition

According to WIPO:

A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place. In addition, the qualities, characteristics or reputation of the product should be essentially due to the place of origin. Since the qualities depend on the geographical place of production, there is a clear link between the product and its original place of production.  http://www.wipo.int/geo_indications/en/ 

Articles

Geographic Indications - Resources

European Union Intellectual Property Office

Other Organizations

Geographic Indications - Books