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The Revised Lisbon Agreement: Expectations of GI Producers
Transcript of The Revised Lisbon Agreement: Expectations of GI Producers
Lisbon system pros
of GIs Producers
Technical assistance (TA) and promotion (P)
TA: African countries, tremendous GI/AO potential
P: Asia & Latin America: recognized GIs /AO and sound legal framework
International Registry for all products
Solid level of protection for Appellations of Origin
Flexibilities (to some extent)
Proved to be useful for GI producers
The Revised Lisbon Agreement should:
i. enhance legal certainty and predictability
Include GIs in its scope of application
Give GI producers effective means to fight "more sophisticated" kind of infringements
Allow GI groups to file international applications, when national law allows
Legal framework for refusals & clarify relation with prior rights
ii. Be open to Intergovernmental Organizations
Limited number of Member States
It covers exclusively Appellations of Origin (AO)
Need to tackle new and "more sophisticated" forms of infringements of GIs and AO
Refusals of protection: must be in line with international trade rules