Doha Negotiators Revisit Geographical Indication Issues

The council on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), a World Trade Organization (WTO) committee, revisited its Doha Round negotiations concerning geographical indications this past December.  Geographical indications are place names that identify a certain product such as “Champagne” or “Roquefort.”

These long-running negotiations have been inactive since 2011, but now the committee aims to complete their talks and set up a geographical indications register for wines and spirits by July 2015.

Click here to read more details about the December 2014 meeting and here to learn more about geographical indications.