Activities

Over the years, oriGIn built a truly international network of GI producers and specialists and acquired significant knowledge and expertise in several areas touching upon GIs (legal protection, socio-economic impact, marketing and certification issues, quality, etc.).

All you need to know about GIs

GIs have become a global phenomenon. As a result, national laws are rapidly evolving. Are you familiar with your national regulation concerning GIs? Do you know the applicable rules in foreign countries where

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Bilateral/Plurilateral Agreements

Together with a sound multilateral legal framework for GIs (which must set-up in an transparent way a solid level of protection as a guarantee for businesses and consumers around the world), oriGIn encourages

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Internet Domain Names Environment

oriGIn believes that the ICANN process of attribution of new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) – as well as the system of traditional gTLDs (.com, .int, .org, etc.) and of country code ccTLDs (“.ch”, “.ca”,

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World Trade Organization (WTO)

While at the WTO, negotiations on GIs have not taken place since 2014, oriGIn remains a strong supporter of GIs in the context of an open and rules-based multilateral trading system.   17/06/2020

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Brexit

Brexit” has occurred on 31 January 2020 and the United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU). Following the Revised Withdrawal Agreement ratified by both parties, a transition period has begun and will run until

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Relation with Trademarks

GIs and trademarks are 2 categories of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) which deserve protection according to well established international rules. oriGIn campaigns, and supports its members, to ensure that the national, regional and

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Enforcement

oriGIn supports all effective mechanisms (court, out of court, opposition in the context of trademarks’ application, …) to enforce GIs rights. In this context, mechanisms of administrative protection, which make it easier and

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Sustainability

Historically, long before the civil society started to question companies and brands concerning their impact on the environment and the social welfare of their employees and communities, GIs products have been sensitive to

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At the National Level

oriGIn provides its members with information concerning the laws and procedures to register GIs in foreign jurisdictions. Furthermore, oriGIn helps its members reduce monitoring costs in foreign markets and reach out to policy

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USA Policy

Over the last few years, the phenomenon of Geographical Indications (GIs) has stimulated increased interest in the USA. As producers and consumers become familiar with and appreciate the benefits derived from GIs, promoted

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European Green Deal

At the end of 2019, the European Commission presented the so-called European Green Deal, Europe’s roadmap that should enable citizens and businesses to benefit from a sustainable green transition. In this framework, the

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