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The Protection of Geographical Indications

Law and Practice, Second Edition Michael Blakeney, Winthrop Professor, The University of Western Australia and Letizia Gianformaggio Chair in Law, University of Ferrara, Italy
Encapsulating the most recent changes in the law, this second edition of The Protection of Geographical Indications investigates the European laws which regulate the way that geographical indications can be used in the marketing of agricultural products, food, wines and spirits. Key updates to this comprehensive second edition include two new chapters exploring the impact of Brexit and considering the protection of EU geographical indications outside Europe and of foreign geographical indications within the EU.
Extent: c 640 pp
Hardback Price: $315.00 Web: $283.50
Publication Date: 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78897 540 7
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Encapsulating the most recent changes in the law, this second edition of The Protection of Geographical Indications investigates the European laws which regulate the way that geographical indications can be used in the marketing of agricultural products, food, wines and spirits.

Key updates to this comprehensive second edition include:

• A new chapter considering the protection of EU geographical indications outside Europe, through bilateral trade agreements, and of foreign geographical indications within the EU

• New content exploring the impact of Brexit on the protection of UK geographical indications

• Discussion of Regulation (EU) No.1308/2013, supplemented by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/33 of 17 October 2018 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/34 of 17 October 2018

• Examination of a new Regulation repealing Regulation (EC) No 110/2008, adopted on 13 March 2019 by the European Parliament

Analytical yet accessible, this second edition will be a key resource for all IP practitioners advising or working within the food and agriculture industries in the EU, and for all those whose work involves geographical indications and designations of origin. Policymakers in the UK will also find a great deal of value in the discussion of Brexit and its implications in relation to IP.
'This extremely comprehensive work by one of the world’s foremost scholars on geographical indications of origin is of enormous value to practitioners and scholars alike. The topic of GIs is complex and multifaceted, but Professor Blakeney can draw on his unique combination of profound understanding of policy issues and comprehensive knowledge of critical cases and developments in this field. The result is a substantial, well-informed and readable volume for which interested readers trying to stay up to speed with this difficult topic will remain very grateful.'
– William van Caenegem, Bond University, Australia

‘Geographical indications are central to the EU’s regional development and trade agendas. Professor Blakeney cuts through the complexity of European laws on GIs with rigour and clarity. This is a must-read book for those wanting to understand Europe on GIs.’
– Peter Drahos, European University Institute, Italy
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. International geographical indications regimes 3. Protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs in Europe 4. Protection of geographical indications and designations of origin and traditional terms for wines in Europe 5. Protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for spirits in Europe 6. Trade marks, collective marks, certification marks, passing off and domain names 7. Enforcement of geographical indications in Europe 8. The protection of EU geographical indications outside Europe and the protection of foreign geographical indications in the EU 9. The impact of Brexit on geographical indications protection Bibliography Index