While in numerical terms the cases which involve conflicts between trade marks and geographical indications are limited, their complexity and more importantly, their implications at different levels (institutional, political, etc.) are important.
The interface between them constitutes a significant part of practice at EUIPO and since that interface involves parties which represent various interests, and which are frequently in contradiction with each other, we have regularly invited stakeholders from both areas to submit their opinion through the standard process of revision of our Guidelines on the examination of absolute and relative grounds involving GIs.
In this course, we offer a variety of subjects and presentations with a focus on future perspectives of this interlinked relationship between both trade marks and geographical indications.
The course is an intermediate level with over 4 hours of content. Each section contains either 2 or 3 videos at roughly 15 minutes each.You are able to click on the topic that interests you below. In each section, you will be able to click on the presenter name to view a video of their presentation. You are also able to download a PDF and MP3 version as well as read their biography.We advise you use either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome with this course for the best user experience. If you are using Internet Explorer and experience issues please be aware that you may need to close background programs.You can email the LearningPortal@euipo.europa.eu team if any other issues are encountered.