100 European geographical indications set to be protected in China

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Series Details IP/17/1507
Publication Date 02/06/2017
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China and the European Union (EU) agreed in June 2017 to formally publish a list of 100 products from each side, to be under consideration for protection through a bilateral agreement.

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This publication of the list featuring 200 products opens the process for protecting the listed products against imitations and usurpations and was expected to result in reciprocal trade benefits and increased consumers' awareness and demand for high-quality products on both sides.

EU-China cooperation on Geographical Indications began in 2006, resulting in the registration and protection of 10 Geographical Indication (GI) names on both sides in 2012, the starting block for further cooperation. Building on this initial cooperation, in 2010 the EU and China started to negotiate a bilateral agreement on cooperation on, and protection of, geographical indications. The first step of this process is the publication of the two lists of 100 products from each side that the other is to protect in their territory once the agreement enters into force.

Source Link http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-1507_en.htm
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