Legal debates surrounding geographical indications

  • Thévenod-Mottet E
  • Marie-Vivien D
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This chapter explains the concepts underlying the legal approach to geographical indications (GIs) and their historical roots, and explores the different legal tools that can be used in dealing with intellectual property rights (IPRs) attached to GIs. Finally, the evolution and nature of existing international legal frameworks for GIs are analysed to draw out the current points of conflict concerning their use and protection.

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  • Erik Thévenod-Mottet

  • Delphine Marie-Vivien

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