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Controversial Geographical Indications : The Scope of the EU Sui Generis Protection Scheme for Geographical Indications from a Trademark Perspective

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dc.title Controversial Geographical Indications : The Scope of the EU Sui Generis Protection Scheme for Geographical Indications from a Trademark Perspective en
ethesis.discipline Kauppaoikeus fi
ethesis.discipline Commercial law en
ethesis.discipline Handelsrätt sv
ethesis.faculty Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta fi
ethesis.faculty Faculty of Law en
ethesis.faculty Juridiska fakulteten sv
ethesis.faculty.URI Helsingin yliopisto fi University of Helsinki en Helsingfors universitet sv
dct.creator Jauhiainen, Noora
dct.issued 2017
dct.language.ISO639-2 eng
dct.abstract Geographical indications (”GIs”) are a form of intellectual property rights that are used to distinguish the geographical origin of a product, which has qualities or characteristics that are essentially attributable for that geographical origin. The protection of GIs is heavily based on the concept of terroir, This concept of a French origin has historically been seen to indicate that distinctive qualities of food products are imparted from an area or terrain. Instead of being private rights, GIs are considered as collective rights, which cannot be traded or sold GIs are a very debated topic both at the European Union (“EU”) level as well as in an international context. Thereby the aim of this Thesis is trying to assess the functions of GIs and the aims and scope of the sui generis GI protection system in the EU. This Thesis shall also try to assess the prominent collision situations between a GI and a trademark as many trademarks contain or consist of designations that coincide with a geographical name of a place. Should these kinds of trademarks be at risk to always losing the battle when colliding with GIs? One of the aims of this Thesis is trying to shed light on how should conflicts between colliding GIs and trademarks be resolved. The question regarding the effect these conflict-solving methods to the legitimate expectations regarding the right to property conveyed by a trademark shall also be analysed. As the collisions of GIs and trademarks are by virtue setting private exclusive rights against collective rights, aspects such as the preservation of cultural heritage shall be included. en
dct.language en
ethesis.language English en
ethesis.language englanti fi
ethesis.language engelska sv
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
ethesis.thesistype master's thesis en
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
dct.identifier.ethesis E-thesisID:9d6c1256-9ab7-4bb4-a49c-af74c1792131
ethesis-internal.timestamp.reviewStep 2017-08-31 14:01:58:260
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201710025435
dc.type.dcmitype Text

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