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Inter-governmental Organizations:  African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)  European Commission, Agriculture and Food European Commission, Trade European Commission, DG Internal Market and Services Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) International Trade Center Organisation Africaine de la Propriété…

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16/07/2021- CRT and Heineken amicably end their dispute over the use of the word “Tequila” in Desperados beer (IP Tango) 22/03/2021 – Mexican standoff: Tequila producers take on Heineken over Desperados beer (POLITICO) 10/09/2020 – China-EU: The European Parliamentary Research Service refers…

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– Addor F., Thumm N., Grazioli A. (2002), “Geographical Indications: Important Issues for Industrialized and Developing Countries“, the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) Report, May 2003 – Addor F., Grazioli A., (2002), “Geographical Indications beyond Wines and Spirits –…

GIs: A Tool for Development

Benefits for producers and consumers GIs bring about several beneficial effects not only for producers, but also for consumers and local communities. In presence of a product whose unique qualities depend on its geographical origin, setting-up a GI can have…

The World Trade Organization (WTO)

Within the framework of the Doha Development Round, launched in November 2001, WTO Members are negotiating further reduction of obstacles to trade. With regard to geographical indications and the Doha Round, please find below the most relevant information:   29/04/2011…

GI Protection in National Jurisdictions

Introduction  Legal systems to protect Geographical Indications     National Jurisdictions  Africa Asia Europe North America Oceania South America   Practical Information For more information on GI Protection systems at national level across the world see: the European Commission’s handbook “Geographical…

Key-Concepts of GIs

Geographical Indications  Geographical Indications are distinctive signs that associate products of quality and reputation with their place or area of production and thereby help identify and distinguish such products on the market. There are some well-known examples of geographical and…

SINER-GI Project

oriGIn is one of the partners involved in the project “Strengthening INternational Research on Geographical Indications” (SINER-GI). The project aims to build and share a coherent scientific basis world-wide, regarding economic, legal, institutional and socio-cultural conditions of success of GIs,…

GIs Market Watch

oriGIn helps its members reduce monitoring costs in foreign markets and reach out to policy makers in case of abuse. Our members send us information concerning potential infringements taking place in their regions, and oriGIn acts to stop them through…

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Members of oriGIn Members are producers’ groups, such as Consorzi, Consejos Reguladores, Interprofessions, ODG, etc, representing a given GI. Collective members of oriGIn Collective members are associations representing various GI producers’ groups from the same sector or from multiple sectors.…

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The Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network – oriGIn – is a non-for-profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Geneva. Established in 2003, oriGIn is today a truly global alliance of Geographical Indications (GIs) from a large variety of sectors, representing…

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