Regional Guidebook for GI, including trade mark, applicants from and in the ASEAN region

In 2015, Insight Consulting wrote a Regional Guidebook for GI, including trade mark, applicants from and in the ASEAN region

This study was done for the FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the AFD, the French Development Agency.

It includes a Part 1 on the GI applicants guide which covers:

- National legislations of the ASEAN countries concerning the applications at national level. It includes a “fiche” on the national legal framework for the protection of geographical indications and of trade marks per country.

- A GI applicant guide, containing all the relevant information for stakeholders which want to register their product in the ASEAN countries

- An explanation of the way protection can be secured the international level.

Part 2 contains a comparative study on registration of GIs in the ASEAN countries as well as recommendations for a possible harmonisation.

The study will soon be available.

Study on geographical indications protection for non-agricultural products in the internal market

In 2012, Insight Consulting untertook a study on geographical indications protection for non-agricultural products in the internal market.

The study provided the European Commission with precise information on protected and potentially protected non-agricultural GI products in the 27 Member States of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland and determined whether or not a unitary system of protection for non agricultural GI products at the EU level should be established.

The study can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/indprop/docs/geo-indications/130322_geo-indications-non-agri-study_en.pdf

Q&A Manual on the European Legislation on Geographical Indications for China

In February 2011, Insight Consulting wrote for the EU-China Project for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR2) a "Question & Answer Manual on the European Legislation on Geographical Indications".

This publication takes the form of questions and answers to serve as a handbook for right holders of Geographical Indications (GIs) and stakeholders involved in the development of GI products in China. This Q&A Manual addresses key issues often raised and covers the legislative situation in the European Union, the various definitions of GIs, registration procedures, the difference between trademarks and GIs, the use of GIs and GI logos as well as how GIs are protected, supervised and administered.

It can be consulted at: 

http://www.ipr2.org/storage/Q&A_Manual_European_legislation_on_GIs1013.pdf

Technical–legal study on geographical designations for olive oil and table olives

In 2010, Insight Consulting, with the support of oriGIn, did a technical–legal study on geographical designations for olive oil and table olives for the Internal Olive Oil Council.

This study covered the national legal instruments available to protect GIs in olive producing countries, a detailed analysis of the protected table olives and olive oils geographical indications, as well as an identification of the GI potential in olive producing countries.

Further information at: http://www.internationaloliveoil.org/estaticos/view/388-geographical-indications

Handbook on geographical Indications: overview of GI legislations around the world

In July 2007, DG Trade of the European Commission has published a handbook on geographical Indications (GIs) entitled: "Geographical indications and TRIPs: 10 Years Later... A roadmap for EU GI holders to get protection in other WTO Members".

 

The handbook has been written by Insight Consulting and the law firm O'Connor & Company (http://www.oconnor.be/). It aims at providing European and non European GI producers concrete information on how to protect their GIs in 160 non-EU countries.

 

It can be accessed at:

http://ec.europa.eu/trade/issues/sectoral/intell_property/pr270607_en.htm