Geographical Indication Training of Trainers Program on Effective Intellectual Property Asset Management by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Bishkek, November 20 and 21, 2013. Anil Sinha, Head Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Section, WIPO. DARJEELING. DARJEELING.
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Training of Trainers Program on Effective Intellectual Property Asset Management by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Bishkek, November 20 and 21, 2013
Anil Sinha, HeadSmall and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Section, WIPO
TAIWAN – November 18, 2009
• Darjeeling registered in Taiwan by the French company, DELTA Lingerie in Class 25;
• The Tea Board objected to the registration based on its rights in the Darjeeling word and logo marks for tea;
• On November 18, 2009 the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) cancelled the registration, holding:
- Darjeeling is a well known mark of origin represented by the geographical reach of registration, use, promotional and advertising activities world wide
- DELTA Lingerie’s mark was highly similar to the Darjeeling CTM owned by Tea Board
- The use of DELTA Lingerie’s mark in respect of the similar goods would be diluted of the Tea Board’s strong Darjeeling Certification Mark.
1. What is geographical indication?
2. Why is it important?
3. How to obtain protection?
5. Recent developments
Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006
World Trade Report 2004, WTO
A trademark is a sign used by an enterprise to distinguish its goods and services from those of other enterprises. It gives its owner the right to exclude others from using the trademark.
A geographical indication tells consumers that a product is produced in a certain place and has certain characteristics that are due to that place of production.
It may be used by all producers who make their products in the place designated by a geographical indication and whose products share typical qualities.
Fruit, vegetables and cereals
Oils and fats / Olive oils
Other Annex I products (spices etc.)
Fresh fish, molluscs and crustaceans and products derived therefrom
* Ail rose de Lautrec * Asperge des Sables des Landes
* Chasselas de Moissac * Coco de Paimpol
* Fraise du Périgord * Haricot Tarbais
* Lentille verte du Puy * Lentilles vertes du Berry
* Mâche nantaise * Melon du Haut Poitou
* Melon du Quercy * Mirabelles de Lorraine
* Muscat du Ventoux * Noix de Grenoble
* Noix du Périgord * Olive de Nice
* Pâtes d\'Alsace * Piment d\'Espelette
* Pomme de terre de l\'Île de Ré * Pomme de terre de Merville
* Pommes et poires de Savoie * Poireaux de Créances
* Pruneaux d\'Agen * Riz de Camargue
* Alcachofa de Benicarló o Carxofa de Benicarló * Alcachofa de Tudela
* Arroz de Valencia o Arròs de València * Arroz del Delta del Ebro
* Avellana de Reus * Berenjena de Almagro
* Calasparra * Calçot de Valls
* Cerezas de la Montaña de Alicante * Cítricos Valencianos o Cítrics Valencians
* Judías de El Barco de Ávila * Kaki Ribera del Xuquer
* Lenteja de La Armuña * Manzana de Girona o Poma de Girona
* Manzana Reineta del Bierzo * Melocotón de Calanda
* Nísperos Callosa d’En Sarriá * Pera de Jumilla
* Peras de Rincón de Soto * Pimiento Asado del Bierzo
* Pimientos del Piquillo de Lodosa * Pimiento Riojano
* Uva de mesa embolsada "Vinalopó"
1. Competent service of the Member State: Name: United Kingdom - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Tel: 020 7238 6687; Fax: 020 7328 5728
2. Applicant group: a) Name: The Stilton Cheese Makers\' Association; b) Address: PO Box384A, Surbiton, Surrey, KT5 9YL; c) Composition: producer/processor (7)
3. Name of product: White Stilton Cheese
4. Type of product (see list in Annex VI): Cheese Class 1.3
5. Specification - Summary of requirement under Article 4(2)): a) Name: White Stilton Cheese
b) Description of Product: White cheese made in cylindrical form from full cream cow\'s milk with no applied pressure and forming its own crust
c) Geographical area: The Counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
d) Proof of origin: The cheese gained its reputation from being sold at the Bell Inn, a coaching inn, in the town of Stilton on the Great North Road in the early 18th century. The first literary evidence is in Daniel Defoe\'s "Tour through England and Wales" published in 1727 where he notes that in 1722 he passed "through Stilton, a town famous for cheese." Stilton was then made in the Melton Mowbray area of Leicestershire and the name has for at least the last 80 years been used in connection only with cheese made in the designated area.
e) Method of production: Milk comes from the designated area except in times of shortage when it may come from the surrounding counties of Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire . Starter cultures and rennet are added. Curds are formed which are cut, milled into walnut sized pieces and salted. Then put into cylindrical cheese moulds for up to seven days. The moulds are turned top to tail to drain. Mould is then removed and the surface sealed. It is usually sold within 3 weeks.
f) Link The geographical conditions in the area produce a rich high quality milk. There is a unique pool of knowledge and expertise in the area which has been passed down through the generations. Unique local recipe.
g) Inspection bodies: Product Authentication International Ltd; Address: Rowland House, 65 High Street, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1DN.
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