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Protection Of Geographical Indications

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Art. 22.4 regulates the issue of so called homonymous geographical indications that are indications of the same name. According to the provision, "the protection under paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 shall be applicable against a geographical indication which, although literally true as to the territory, region or locality," gives the impression of another, false origin. Art. 22.4 thus concerns situations in which the territory, region or locality indicated is nominally identical or at least similar to a known territory of another country. In accordance with Art. 22.4, the principles of misleading use and unfair competition as laid down in Art. 22.2 are also applicable to homonymous geographical indications.

Keywords: geographical indications; misleading use; protection; unfair competition



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