The 2019 edition of the Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications was held in Lisbon jointly organised by WIPO and the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (INPI). The Symposium program included two days of seminars, followed by an excursion on the third day to a region near Lisbon where products protected by geographical indications are produced (Setúbal and Palmela wines). The event was well attended by a significant number of government representatives, international intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations besides individual participants, coming from more than 60 different countries.
The welcoming given by the Portuguese Minister for Justice, Francisca Van Dunem and WIPO’s Director General, Francis Gurry was followed by a note from a special invitee, the Executive Director of the EUIPO, Christian Archambeau who labeled the Symposium as the “most significant international gathering concerning geographical indications”.
Further information can be found in our detailed report here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6552940846717681664.