Thanks to our partnership with Intellectual Property Watch (IP-Watch), we send you periodically special articles concerning GIs, trademarks as well as other relevant IP issues.
You find below the link to an interesting article on the discussions on Geographical Indications, ICANN new gTLDs and Country Names taking place at WIPO this week.
On 10 March the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), on behalf of the EU Commission (DG Trade), launched a survey of EU businesses and EU IP professionals who have an interest in the protection and enforcement of IPRs in non-EU countries. The survey aims at providing a comprehensive overview on the state of art as well as challenging issues to help improve the IPR enforcement in non-EU countries and provide assistance in preparation for negotiations and discussions with these countries. We encourage you to give your contribution to the survey (available @ https://www.tmdn.org/uss/index.php?sid=64891&lang=en ), which runs until 10 June 2014.
The Paraguayan Chamber of Stevia (CAPASTE), which recently joined oriGIn in representation of the GI Stevia Paraguaya, and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce – (REDIEX) announce the VII International Ka´a He´ẽ – Stevia Symposium and the VI International Meeting of the American Stevia Federation – FAS, to be held on 9-10 April 2014, in Asunción (Paraguay). The Symposium will touch upon several GI-related issues from a South American perspective.
For more information Presentation of the Symposium