The history of the protection of Geographical Indications

On Friday 20 February at 4.15pm in the Kenyon Mason Suite (Old College) Andrea Zappalaglio, DPhil Candidate at the University of Oxford, is presenting on the following topic:

The history of the protection of Geographical Indications.
Where have we been, where are we going?

Abstract: The history of the protection of Geographical Indications is probably the best way to understand them, their rationale and their potential. The principles underlying the “classical” GI rules, descending from the French reforms in early 20th century, are not so different from the justificatory arguments that are put forward today in the EU frame. Can these old principles applied to the present context tell us something more about what GI are and where they could go? Can they contribute to the protection of environment, cultural heritage, traditional knowledge?

The talk will be followed by a discussion and some refreshments. All staff, PhD and postgraduate students are welcome.

UPDATE: photos

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