In a recent case before the World Trade Organization, the European Union advocated robust protection for geographical indicators, much to the opposition of the United States and Australia. Although the United States criticizes the European perspective of geographical indicators, the author concludes the robust GI protection the EU provides to its Member States is both a valid and ingenious way of utilizing intellectual property for national economic and social growth.
Geographical Indicators: A Unique European Perspective on Intellectual Property,
29 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 29
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