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QLLM347 The Law of Geographical Indications (GIs) (Sem 2)

Module description

The module will examine the substantive and procedural law relating to the EU regulation of GIs (Quality Schemes Regulation 1151/2012) including the definition and eligibility of geographical names for registration; control or inspection obligations; enforcement and; the inter-relationship of GIs with trademarks. Complementing the comparative consideration of the relevant substantive law, the course will identify and appraise the underlying theoretical differences that characterize contemporary EU GIs (protected designation of origin (PDO), protected geographical indication (PGI) and traditional speciality guaranteed (TSG)) and trade marks (individual, collective, certification).



Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in European Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law
  • LLM in Public International Law
  • Laws (General)
  • LLM Flexible Study.

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour written examination


22.5 Credits

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