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The European Parliament approves providing greater protection to geographical indications

Alcoholic Beverage
Ukraine
Russia
Regulation & Compliances
Published Feb 29, 2024

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The European Parliament has given the green light to the reform of EU rules on the protection of geographical indications for wine, alcoholic beverages and agricultural products. The Regulation adopted this Wednesday by 520 votes in favor, 19 against and 64 abstentions protects geographical indications on the internet and offline.
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The European Parliament has given the green light to the reform of EU rules on the protection of geographical indications for wine, alcoholic beverages and agricultural products. Specifically, the Regulation adopted this Wednesday by 520 votes in favor, 19 against and 64 abstentions protects geographical indications on the internet and offline, grants more powers to producers and simplifies the process of registering new geographical indications. During negotiations with Member States, MEPs insisted that national authorities will have to take administrative and judicial measures to prevent and deter the illegal use of geographical indications also in digital trade. Domains that make illegal use of geographical indications will be closed or access to them will be limited through geo-blocking. The EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) will establish an alert system for domains. The new rules also define that the geographical indication of an ingredient may be used in the name, ...
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