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Geographical Indications: What is their worth? A comparison of Geographical Indication Registrations in Australia and Italy

By Paula Zito, PhD Candidate, Adelaide Law School Over the last 5 years Australian food producers have increasingly realised the intangible value that exists in attaching a regional geographical location name such as Barossa Valley to Australian food (Regional Branding). Some food producers have become aware that consumers might be willing to pay higher prices […]

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Trade Policy Luncheon Forum: Intellectual Property

The EU Centre for Global Affairs hosted a luncheon Forum on Friday 28 October 2016 at the offices of Minter Ellison in Adelaide. Discussion focussed on differences in the legal approach in Australia and in the EU to geographic origin labelling and what this might mean for local South Australian food and beverage producers. As […]

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Could TPP seal the fate of geographical indications?

By Yves Renouf, IIT Visiting WTO Fellow This year, the Asia WTO Research Network Annual Conference, held in Hong Kong on 16-17 May, discussed the paradigm shift in international trade regulation that may result from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Dr Danny Friedmann, Research Associate in the Law Faculty of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, discussed […]

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28 October 2016 | Luncheon Discussion | What’s in a Name? Geographical Indications. How they are handled in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and implications for the EU/Australia FTA?

The EU Centre for Global Affairs invites you to a formal luncheon discussion on the origin labelling implications for local South Australian food and beverage producers – as well as the EU/Australia FTA negotiations – of the TPP’s push towards a trademark system (rather than sui generis system) to protect Geographical Indications. Date: Friday, 28 October […]

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