Friday, March 1 2024   \  Published by IP Kat .

European Parliament approves Regulation on Geographical Indications for wines, spirit drinks and agricultural products

European Parliament approves Regulation on Geographical Indications for wines, spirit drinks and agricultural products

Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted the Regulation on geographical indications (GIs) for wines, spirit drinks and agricultural products (GI Regulation). The text, as agreed in interinstitutional negotiations, is available here. This brings to its final stage the comprehensive GI reform, initiated by the European Union (EU) back in 2020.

Unlike the EU GI system for craft and industrial products [see The IPKat here], the new GI Regulation will be less disruptive: it is not creating a new GI system, but is rather amending certain aspects of the existing one(s). For the first time since the creation of EU-wide GI rights, a single GI Regulation will address GIs for the different categories of products (wines, spirit drinks, agricultural products) that were previously regulated in separate legal acts.

In the post, this Kat summarises some of the points that caught her attention in the new GI Regulation. Read more

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