Geographical Indications: linking products to their geographical origin

6 December 2018
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IGIR in Law

Geographical Indications (also known as GIs) are signs used to safeguard the link between a product and its place of origin. In order for a product to be protected as a GI, the exact production methods and environmental factors need to be documented. It is easy to imagine that traditional products would benefit from this protection. But does GI protection also contribute to innovation in the product, the process of production or its marketing?