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Protection of Geographical Indications at E.U. Level
Protection of Geographical Indications at E.U. Level

Author(s): Mihai Dorel Vlad, Sara Vlad
Subject(s): Environmental Geography, EU-Legislation
Published by: Scientia Moralitas Research Institute
Keywords: protection; geographical indication; Union law; copyright; legislation
Summary/Abstract: Already at the beginning of this century there is the impression that the protection of the source indications against false or misleading use is insufficient. In addition, the need to protect and encourage local, traditional production methods was highlighted. In France, the first statute was adopted which provided for the protection of geographical indications by a special title of industrial property, namely the designations of origin. Only products that meet quality standards are protected by designation of origin. Initially, the designations of origin concerned only wines and alcohol, but later, the concept of the designation of origin was extended to include other products (such as dairy products, especially cheese and butter), agricultural and vegetable products. Due to the success of French designations of origin, the same or a similar system was introduced in other countries, mainly in the wine and alcohol sector.

  • Page Range: 166-172
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English