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By the Trade Marks Group at Bird & Bird

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EU’s New Rules for Protecting Geographical Indications Beyond Agriculture

The European Parliament approved new rules aimed at protecting geographical indications (“GI”) for craft and industrial products, in parallel to the existing rules applicable to GI for agricultural products (“Agri-GI”). EU and Non-EU producers of locally renowned non-food products, such as Bruges lace, Bohemian glass, Cuban cigars, Qinghuaci porcelain, certain jewelries made from natural stones, minerals and the likes may want to explore if they are eligible for protection under this upcoming legal regime.

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geographical ip, gi, madein, nationalbrands