Minutes - TRIPS Council Special Session - View details of the intervention/statement

Ambassador Eui-yong Chung (Korea)
European Union
C.3.b.i Procedures
82. The representative of the European Communities, responding to the concerns expressed by other delegations that the rights of countries which produced goods using a term which was protected as a GI in another country could be undermined, said that there was no additional obligation nor was any right undermined. If in a given country a GI was not generic and was considered as a GI deserving protection, that protection was already enforced in that country. The registration just brought to light an existing protection.