What is a GI?
A GI is a name or sign used on products to indicate that they have a particular geographical origin or were made via a certain production method.
Such products could include wines and spirits; foodstuffs; agricultural products; and goods produced using specialised manufacturing skills, for instance, Swiss watches.
Applying for a GI
To secure a GI, you will need to apply to the relevant registration body for the jurisdiction in which you want your product to be of a particular geographical origin.
The registration body has its own requirements and quality schemes against which applications are assessed. We offer tailored advice on where and how to make a successful application.
Protecting a GI
Without protection, GIs can be used illegitimately. This risks diminishing the value of the GI and authentic products.
Protecting a GI enables you to act against someone who is using it without permission. We can act on your behalf to secure full protection and fight infringement.
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