IViR Workshop on new GI legislation and the commons

With new legislation on geographical indications (GIs), the European Union has further developed and enhanced the scope of protection in this area. Next to the traditional focus on agricultural products and foodstuffs, craft and industrial products have entered the EU arena.
In this seminar, we discuss these aspects of the new legislation against the background of the theory of the commons and GI-related governance controversies.


15.30Welcome with coffee/tea
16.00First round of talks – Focus on the commons
‘An introduction to Knowledge Commons’
by Michael Madison
‘Commons beyond resistance – when markets, hierarchies and commons can actually coexist’
by Balázs Bodó
16.40Second round of talks – New GI legislation
‘GI registration – still too much disharmony at the national level?’
by Annette Kur
‘GI protection and goods in transit: do the new EU rules violate international law?’
by Martin Senftleben
17.20Third round of talks – New GI legislation (continued)
‘GIs for craft & industrial products: where is the link with the origin of the concept?’
by Delphine Marie-Vivien
‘The Missing Ingredients in the GIs-as-Ingredients Debate’
by Dev Gangjee (online)
18.00Closing & drinks

Practical details:

Date: Monday 18 December 2023
Time: 15.30 – 18.00 CET (Amsterdam)
IViR Room, REC A5.24, Roeterseiland campus, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam.
Online via Zoom (Online session will start at 16.00)
Registration: Please send an e-mail to Linda Alonso with subject Registration GI workshop