International Conference on GIs in the XXI Century

PANEL I: THE PROTECTION OF GIs AT THE GLOBAL LEVEL – MAJOR CHALLENGES IN THE XXI CENTURY

Moderator : Mr. Paolo Degiorgi, Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG)

 

GI Promotion and Defence in the World, Mr. Michel Prugue, President, Institut National pour la Qualité et L’Origine (INAO)

Counterfeiting: Experiences and Challenges, Mr. Luis Fernando Samper, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, Colombian Coffee Growers Federation

GI Protection on the Internet, Mr. Mario Pomares Caballero, Managing Partner, Berenguer&Pomares Abogados, Member of the Executive Committee of oriGIn

GI Protection in Emerging Economies, Ms. Catherine Le Page, Director, Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC)

 


PANEL II: 2013, A KEY YEAR FOR PROTECTED DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN (PDO) AND PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS (PGI) IN THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Moderator: Mr. Stefano Vaccari, Director General, Italian Ministry of Agriculture (Mipaaf)

 

An Overview, Mr. Michael Erhart, Head of Unit Agricultural product quality policy, European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development

Planting Rights for Wines, Mr. Bernard Farges, President,Confédération Nationale des producteurs de vins et eaux de vie de vin à Appellations d'Origine Contrôlées (CNAOC)

The Trademark Law Reform and its Impact on PDO / PGI, Mr. Oscar Mondejar, International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department, Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) - Hand-out of the presentation

 


PANEL III: INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS CONCERNING GIs

Moderator: Ms. Ana Soeiro, Secretary General, Associação Nacional de Municípios e de Produtores para a Valorização e Qualificação dos Produtos Tradicionais Portugueses (QUALIFICA)

 

Progress in Bilateral and Regional Agreements, Mr. Bernard O’Connor, NCTM O’Connor

Progress in the Lisbon System Reform at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Mr. Matthijs Geuze, Head, International Appellations of Origin Registry, WIPO

Needs and Expectations of the GI sector in the USA in Terms of Multilateral Trade Rules Affecting GIs, Mr. Patrick J Kole, Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs Idaho Potato Commission

 


PANEL IV: NON AGRICULTURAL GIs: A STRATEGIC ISSUE

Moderator: Mr. David Thual, Managing Director, Insight Consulting

 

Non-agricultural GIs in India, Mr. Subhajit Saha, Andhra Pradesh Technology Development and Promotion Centre (APTDC)

The case of Porcelaine de Limoges, Mr. Alain Mouly, President, Union des Fabricants de Porcelaine de Limoges

Artistic and traditional ceramics protection in Italy, Mr. Claudio Gheller, Vice-President, Associazione italiana cittá della ceramica (AICC) 

 

 

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