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The 2019 EU-Taiwan Seminar on Geographical Indications

  • Date Posted:2019-04-24

TIPO and the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) held the 2019 Taiwan-EU Geographic Indications Seminar on March 20 together. The conference featured presentations by experts from both the EU and Taiwan, including Ms. Natalie Nathon, International Relations Officer, Dir A — International, DG AGRI, European Commission; Mr. Benedetto Francesco Ballatore, Inspector and Policy Official of the Italian Ministry of agricultural food forestry and tourism policy (Mipaaft)- ICQRF department; Ms. Virginie Dessimiroff, Legal Director of the BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac); Mr. Guo-Chi Lee, Section Chief, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan; Mr. Chi-Fan Liu, Township Mayor, Yuchih Township Office, Nantou Country; and Mr. Ho-Hsia, Trademark Examiner of TIPO. After the seminar, a GI product-tasting session was held, to help the attendants learn about the quality and characteristics of GI products. The seminar drew more than 150 industry, government and academia representatives from Taiwan and Europe, and the attendants all exchanged ideas zealously.


To protect the products that are of strong regional features, the global community has developed geographical indications. Both the EU’s GI and Taiwan’s geographical certification marks and geographical collective trademarks are set to protect products which possess unique agricultural features and which are made through special production skills. TIPO and EETO hoped to increase both sides’ understanding of GI protection laws and practices, while deepening the public’s understanding of GI and certification marks, thereby facilitating promotion of Taiwan’s high-quality farm produce.

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