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Proposed Australia-European Union Free Trade Agreement: Submission Concerning Geographical Indications Issues

The submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in response to the proposed Australia-European Union Free Trade Agreement (A-EU FTA) was prepared by the Intellectual Property Committee of the Business Law Section. 

The submission addresses issues relating to geographical indications (GIs) raised in SubSection 4 of the European Union's (EU) negotiating text for the intellectual property chapter of the proposed A-EU FTA.

It also takes into account the EU’s list of terms proposed to be protected as GIs (the list), which has been published for objection by the Australian Government. 

You can read the full submisson below.


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