Adding Value to the Origin of Products Through Geographical Indications (GIs)

Course description


This course explores the value and benefits of establishing Geographical Indications (GIs) for local products with unique characteristics. It presents the main elements involved in GI recognition and introduces participants to the different legal options available to protect GIs. Finally, it touches upon the resources and investments needed to establish a GI, and showcases the roadmap and actions necessary to complete the GI recognition process.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

Understand the value and benefits for producers and consumers of establishing a GI for a product;
Identify and evaluate the conditions and resources required to establish a GI; and
Plan a roadmap towards establishing a GI.


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Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.


Lecture 1
Geographical Indications (L257)
Lecture 2
Conditions for GI Recognition (L258)
Lecture 3
A Roadmap for GIs (L259)
Case Study Exercise (C071)
Certificate of Completion
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Course Language
English ‎(en)‎
Next start date
To be announced...
Time required
4 hours over 2 weeks
Course fee
Free of charge
Course access
Open for enrollments
Tutor Information

Ida Puzone

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