Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law


This paper illustrates the current protection of Geographical Indications (GIs) in TRIPS, the arguments of the parties for and against the high level protection extension and the state of negotiations, with a focus on the European Union (EU) and the U.S. as major advocates for each side of the discussion. The paper examines the prospects of a potential agreement in the extension debate within the WTO and looks at the influence of free trade agreements on the GI extension issue.

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