Following the comments from, and exchange with, its members, earlier this week oriGIn EU – the European branch of the worldwide GIs coalition – responded to the questionnaire and submitted its written comments in the context of the revision of the EU geographical indications scheme.
The oriGIn EU main messages to the EU institutions are:
- – Fully consider GIs as a sustainability tool;
– Strengthen the role of groups within value chains;
– Optimize protection in particular with respect to ecommerce and Internet domain names, when GIs are used as ingredients (aromas, taste …) and against the dilution of GIs reputation;
– Simplify procedures.
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