Latest blog articles by IGIR

  • Sustainable development goals blog on WTO and research

    Does the evolution of sustainable development affect how we interpret WTO provisions?

    18 January 2019
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    IGIR in Law
    According to IGIR fellow Michelle A. C. Kristy, WTO law should be interpreted in a way that takes the evolution of sustainable development into account. Her PhD research suggests six components of sustainable development that enable WTO Members to better identify relevant WTO provisions and to interpret them in light thereof.
  • Blog: Is Big Data a game changer for IP rights

    Is Big Data a game changer for IP rights?

    10 January 2019
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    IGIR in Law
    The need to guarantee the free flow of information in a Big Data economy forces us to re-think Intellectual Property Rights and find an appropriate balance between competition, innovation, privacy and incentives.
  • Geographical Indications: Linking Products To Their Geographical Origin

    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?
  • Danbo Cheese patent - Food blog Anke

    Should a food standard be accorded geographical indication status?

    3 December 2018
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    IGIR in Law
    Protected geographical indications (PGI) cannot be granted for names deemed generic in the language of a territory. The recent example of Danbo cheese shows that if a name is deemed to be generic under a certain legal framework (Codex), it may not necessarily be so under another legal framework (PGI).
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