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07/06/2018 – EUIPO research on counterfeiting


New research from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) shows that EUR 60 billion is lost every year due to counterfeiting (corresponding to 7.5 % of their sales) in 13 economic sectors, including wine and spirits 

09/05/2018 –  Moldovan GIs join oriGIn

The National Office of Vine and Wine (ONVV) of Republic of Moldova, together with the wine and spirit  producers’ groups representing 4 Moldovan GIs (“Valul lui Traian”, “Codru”, “Ștefan Vodă” – wines –  and “Divin” – spirit ) has recently…

03/05/2018 – EU-Mexico: New agreement on trade covers GIs


On 21 April, the EU and Mexico reached an in principle agreement towards the modernized Global Agreement: and  On the GIs chapter (not yet available): More than 340 EU and Mexican GIs will be protected through the agreement;  The protection is…

oriGIn Alerts 03 May 2018: #Japan #Singapore #EU #Mexico

 {autotoc option1=value1|option2=value2|…|optionN=valueN} #Japan #Singapore #EU: Trade agreements covering GIs toward conclusion and ratification On 18 April, The Commission presented to the Council the outcome of negotiations for the Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan and the Trade and Investment agreements with Singapore…

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