How to Protect a Geographical Indication?
In different countries and regions, geographical indications (GIs) are protected through a variety of approaches.
There are three main modalities of protection for GIs:
- so-called sui generis systems, which apply specifically and exclusively to GIs
- collective marks and certification marks
- modalities focusing on business practices (such as laws relating to the repression of unfair competition or to consumer protection).
Expert tip: For specific information on GI protection in your country, consult the relevant national or regional IP office.