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1st first geographical indication accredited

The French IP office has recently accredited the first geographical indication for manufactured and handmade products and the lucky winner...

Acknowledgement of industrial property titles in French Polynesia

Within the framework of the organic law n°2004-192 of February 27, 2004 organizing the autonomy of French Polynesia, the competence...

Geographical indications protecting industrial and handmade products and modifications of trademark opposition procedure

Henceforth next to the AOC and IGP (protected geographical indication) the so-called “alimentary”, the geographical indications protecting industrial and handmade...

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Designations of origin

Designations of origin or geographical information in general, will constitute a guarantee of the geographical origin of a given product, providing an assurance to the consumer of quality, expertise and the application of a traditional production method for the region concerned.
Accordingly, these designations represent a key element of validation for the products which benefit from their application.
While the protection of designations of origin is highly-developed and well-known in the wine-making and cheese-making sectors, this protection is frequently less familiar and less advanced in other sectors, including fabrics, fruits and vegetables, cuisine or even tobacco.

PROTECTION

  • Constitution of documentation and filing of applications for geographical indications with French and EU authorities.
  • Filing of collective trademark registrations for France and the EU.

DEFENCE

  • Deployment of a global defence strategy for geographical indications
    • Association of the defence of geographical indications with brand strategy
    • Initiation of actions against any misuse of designations.