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Workshop registration of geographical indications protected in Europe

(SGGPO) .- In the morning of 28-4, in the city of Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak, the Intellectual Property Department in collaboration with the project to support trade policies and investment in Europe (EU-MUTRAP) and Department of Science – technology Dak Lak province held a workshop on “register for the protection of geographical indications of Vietnam in Europe” (photo).

The workshop was held to introduce the system of protection of geographical indications in Vietnam and the registration process for the protection of geographical indications in Europe for businesses, associations, local authorities have the protection registration of geographical indications. Attending the conference were 100 delegates from the provinces of Dak Lak, Dong Nai, Binh Thuan, Ben Tre …

The workshop focused on discussing the issues related to the situation of policies and laws on the protection of geographical indications in Vietnam; status of management, use and exploitation of geographical indications of Vietnam; the registration and protection of geographical indications of Vietnam in foreign countries; processes and procedures for registration of a geographical indication in Europe – a potential market for Vietnam’s agricultural products; share successful experiences and challenges in the registration of protected geographical indications Phu Quoc fish sauce in Europe …

Speaking at the seminar, Mrs. Jana Herceg, Deputy Head of Economics – Trade Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Vietnam, said: “Both the EU and Vietnam have an agricultural background steeped in history use and fully inherited traditional knowledge in agriculture. The protection of EU geographical indications and Vietnam, as well as the characteristics of the territory on both sides is very important for the economy and society, especially in rural areas. Without an adequate protection, the agricultural products at risk of disappearing from the market, both the producer and the experience has been accumulated which also lost. “

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