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Specialised Training on GIs for IP Advisors and Attorneys in Kolkata and Mumbai

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Two events took place in India and over 60 participants attended the IPC-EUI specialised training on GIs.

18 February 2017 Kolkata
24 February 2017 Mumbai


The goal of the events was to enhance the capacity of the Indian productive sector to compete in different markets at local, regional, national or international level. The specific objective was to provide further specialised training and sharing experience with the Indian legal community, such as IP advisors and attorneys, to contribute to their capacity to provide expertise to the business community, and in particular, to GI producers.

The Project Management Team engaged one European GI expert to present the following topics to the Indian participants:

  1. The EU GI system, types of GIs, including aspects on control and quality standards
  2. GIs and their complementarity with other IP rights, such as trade marks and industrial designs

This activity was carried out in cooperation with the CGPDTM, which provided for two GI speakers from its GI Office branch in Chennai. The Indian experts presented not only the Indian GI system and the concept of ‘authorised user’ but they also shared their expertise with the audience on aspects related to the capitalisation of the socio-economic potential offered by GIs in India.

All presentations included practical examples and exercises so as to allow for and enhance proactive interaction with participants through the unique opportunity to learn and practice at the same time.

The survey results demonstrate the success of the events considering the topics covered were perceived as relevant and useful.




Cluster activities: 
Promoting geographical indications