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On the 6th September over 150 delegates are expected to attend the year’s second Regional Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Moscow. Important political leaders such as former EU Agriculture Commissioner, Franz Fischler, and Paolo De Castro (Chairman of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee), will join Russian Minister of Agriculture Elena Skrynnik, and President… » read more

After the Forum for the Future of Agriculture, which took place in Brussels on March 16, went ahead with great success, it is now taken abroad – again – as sub-events are being organised in Budapest, Moscow, and with an outlook to Marrakesh. The events, held under the auspices of the FFA2010, have a strong regional focus,… » read more

(Executive Summary of the conclusions of the European Citizens’ Seminar held in Erfurt, Germany, 28-31 March 2009). This policy is intended to allow the development of socio-economic & environmentally sustainable agricultural systems. This will allow the present generation to meet its needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Labelling could… » read more

Trips and WTO

The philosophy of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is to implement a liberal world regime on trade. This aim goes beyond the national frontiers and has several effects on the legal system established by the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS), especially concerning the Intellectual Property Rights territorial principle. In the TRIPS… » read more

Trade marks and geographical indications are intellectual property rights, they are trade distintctive signs, but there are several differences between them, especially concerning the legal regime and juridical nature. They share the same principles that are common to all intellectual property rights, but with some specialities. Geographical indications and trade marks are two very interesting… » read more

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