Topic outline

  • Introduction

    Recorded webinar on Protecting non-EU Geographical Indications in the EU. In particular, it covers the following topics:
        • The protection of non-EU GIs.
        • The assessment of international GI applications in the EU.
        • The experience of Georgia in relation to GIs and the benefits of the GI Agreement with the EU.
        • Technical aspects regarding the relations between Geographical Indications and Trademarks (incl. collective and certification marks), PGIs and ex-officio examination of TM applications, PGIs and earlier TM rights in opposition.
    Organised by CarIPI.

        • To give an overview of the protection of non-EU GIs: Bilateral agreements, Lisbon Geneva Act and direct application.
        • To share knowledge and practices on the assessment of international GI applications in the EU.
        • To share the experience of Georgia in relations to GIs and the Agreement signed with the EU.
        • To share knowledge and best practices on on TM and GI examination.

    • Assessment of international GI applications in the EU under bilateral agreements


      Franciska Schönherr – EUIPO – Operation Department (OD) 

      Ewa Miszczak – DG AGRI  

      • Experience of Georgia agreement on protection of GIs with the EU


        Sophio MUJIRI – EUIPO – Seconded National Expert 

        • Interrelations between Trade marks and Geographical Indications


          Hugh O’Neill – EUIPO – International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department

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