China-France Seminar on Geographical Indications Held Online

May 18, 2022

The China-France Seminar on Geographical Indications, under the theme of "Quality Management and Marketing of Products with Geographical Indications (GIs)", was held virtually on April 8, 2022. Shen Changyu, Commissioner of the CNIPA, Pascal Faure, Director General of the French National Institute for Industrial Property (INPI), and Marie Guittard, Director of the French National Institute for Origin and Quality (INAO) delivered opening remarks.

This seminar is one of the important measures for the two sides to jointly implement the Protocol on Cooperation between China and France on Geographical Indications. At the meeting, more than 1,000 representatives of the two countries conducted an in-depth and lively discussion on four aspects, namely, EU's supervision system for GIs, French's quality control of GIs products, the successful experience in the marketing and promotion of places where GI-certified products are produced, and the protection of GIs and the normative use of official signs in China.

(Source: CNIPA Official WeChat Account)