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Skyddet av geografiska ursprungsbeteckningar: en immaterialrättslig figur sui generis
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
2003 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
The protection of geographical indications : an intellectual property right sui generis (English)
Abstract [en]

Geographical indications designate products which have a specific geographical origin, which can either be national, regional or local. The subject is complicated since geographical indications arises a large number of questions There are EC regulations which regulate the protection of geographical indications, but since the field has not yet been exhaustively harmonized, the existence of national rules of protection is therefore still possible, which can lead to trade barriers between the member states. Consequently, one problem consists in whether it may be legitimate to restrict the free movement of goods by article 28 in the EC Treaty by referring to national rules of protection and to what extent such measures may be justified by article 30 or by the Cassis doctrine. An additional question consists in how the line between geographical indications and generic terms is to be established appropriately. Further, geographical indications are exposed to improper use by other dishonest commercial operators and therefore the possibilities of protection against unfair competition and misleading are also discussed in the thesis. Since there are several questions which are unanswered regarding geographical indications, the purpose of this essay is to analyze what kind of intellectual property right geographical indications constitute and how they are protected.

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Ekonomiska institutionen , 2003.
Master Thesis in Business Administration (Magisteruppsats från Ekonomprogrammet), 2003:17
Keyword [en]
Law, Geographical indications, Intellectual property law, Collective use of rights, Generic terms, Unfair competition, Free movement of goods, Cassis de Dijon
Keyword [sv]
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2566OAI: diva2:19901
Available from: 2004-10-06 Created: 2004-10-06

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