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Jun 02, 2022 (Newsletter Issue 7/22)
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Proposal for EU Regulation on GIs for Craft/Industrial Products

On 13 April 2022, the European Commission presented the first ever EU framework to protect the intellectual property of European craft and industrial products. The framework will cover products that rely on the originality and authenticity of traditional practices from their regions.

The EUIPO and Member States’ designated authorities will play a key role in the system proposed by the European Commission.

The new scheme will enable a simple and cost-efficient registration of GIs by establishing a two-level application process. This will require producers to file their GI applications to designated Member States’ authorities, who will then submit successful applications for further evaluation and approval to the EUIPO. A direct application procedure to the EUIPO will also be possible for Member States that do not have a national evaluation procedure in place.

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