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Relocating the law of geographical indications

Gangjee, Dev (2012) Relocating the law of geographical indications. Cambridge intellectual property and information law (15). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521192026

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Abstract

There is considerable variation in the nature, scope and institutional forms of legal protection for valuable geographical brands such as Champagne, Colombian coffee and Darjeeling tea. While regional products are increasingly important for producers, consumers and policy makers, the international legal regime under the TRIPs Agreement remains unclear. Adopting a historical approach, Dev Gangjee explores the rules regulating these valuable geographical designations within international intellectual property law. He traces the emergence of geographical indications as a distinct category while investigating the key distinguishing feature of the link between regional products and their places of origin. The research addresses longstanding puzzles, such as the multiplicity of regimes operating in this area; the recognition of the link between product and place and its current articulation in the TRIPS definition; the varying scope of protection; and the extent to which geographical indications ought to be treated as a category distinct from trade marks.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.cambridge.org
Additional Information: © 2012 Cambridge University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T201 Patents. Trademarks
Sets: Departments > Law
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2012 14:19
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/42109/

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