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geographical indications

Higher level of protection for geographical indications in the EU

Both regulations also contain provisions that establish new obligations for domain name registries, many of which, according to the Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries (CENTR), excessively interfere with the rights of domain holders and force registries to balance between the interests of holders of geographical indications and the interests of domain holders. In … Continued

Trademarks, geographical indications and internet domains

However, despite their apparent interchangeability, there are important differences between these rights: A trademark is an industrial property right that gives the owner the right to mark his goods/services/content with his mark and thereby differentiate himself from other competitors on the market. In principle, a trademark is a registered right and is created through entry … Continued