The European Union and Latin American countries have strong ties when it comes to agri-food products. The agricultural sector plays a strategic role in both regions, which demands adequate IP protection, especially regarding geographical indications (GIs).
In an effort to promote potential new ways of working together to enhance our markets, IP Key LA, along with the French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) and the French National Institute of Appellations of Origin (INAO) are organising a GI online seminar. The seminar is open to representatives of the competent institutions in charge of GIs and to GI producers in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
The event, which will have two sessions on consecutive days, aims to demonstrate EU best practices in the field of GIs, and particularly the experience of French GI institutions and producers. On the first day, the seminar will focus on the protection and registration of GIs. The second day will feature institutions and authorities who are working in the area of IPR enforcement and the fight against counterfeiting. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the mechanisms available to LA stakeholders to protect GIs when exporting goods.