The GI stand-off: inside the IP issue stalling NAFTA and Brexit negotiations
This week, the Guardian reported that the treatment of geographical indications (GIs) is proving a sticking point in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, with the EU having “stepped up demands on the UK to legislate to preserve the status of European speciality produce”. While trademark associations have confirmed their support for a system of mutual recognition, the UK government has proved resistant to making any guarantees. The result is uncertainty for rights holders and producers.
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