EU Law on Indications of Geographical Origin

Theory and Practice

  • Vadim┬áMantrov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-29
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      Pages 97-110
  3. European Union Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
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  4. Impact on National Law of European Union Member States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 363-367

About this book


The present book examines both theoretical and practical aspects of the law on indications of geographical origin (IGOs) within the framework of European Union (EU) law, pursuing four distinct yet mutually related aims. First, it discusses theoretical issues of the law on IGOs including its historical foundations, terminology, principles of regulation, legal subjectivity, protection models, and loss of protection. Second, it covers the EU law on IGOs from a systematic point of view. Particularly, the systematic review of the EU law on IGOs includes an in-depth analysis of and commentary on the relevant and applicable regulations. Third, it examines current legislative initiatives and further development options for the EU law on IGOs. Finally, it reveals the interrelation of the EU law on one hand and the national laws of EU Member States on the other with regard to IGOs, focusing on harmonized and non-harmonized areas of law.


European Court of Justice Generic mark Geographical origin Intellectual property Trade mark

Authors and affiliations

  • Vadim┬áMantrov
    • 1
  1. 1.Law office Rozenfelds and PartnersUniversity of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Riga Graduate School of LawRigaLatvia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05689-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05690-6
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