- Internal Market, Intellectual Property, Industrial Property, Geographical indications
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from consumers, producers, associations, distributors, and national or local authorities.
- From 15.07.2014 to 28.10.2014 – (closed).
The European Commission is launching a consultation on possibly granting EU-wide protection to traditional non-agricultural products rooted in the cultural and historical heritage of particular geographical locations by extending to such products the benefits of geographical indications.
The questionnaire contains questions about the current means of protection provided at national and EU level and the potential economic, social and cultural benefits that could be brought by improved Geographical Indication protection in the EU. The second part goes into more technical questions as to the possible options that could be considered.
How to submit your contribution
The participation period to this consultation is now over.
Reference documents and other related consultations
- Responsible services:
- Internal Market and Services DG,
Unit D2 – Industrial Property
- Postal address:
- European Commission
SPA 2 05/086
Number of responses received to this consultation
137 contributions were received.
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