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Fri Jun 13, 2014 06:11 AM CDT

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Europe Indicates Some Flexibility on 'Geographical Indicators'

One of the more significant barriers to concluding a U.S.-European Union bilateral trade agreement is the thorny issue of "geographical indicators." The EU currently registers more than 1,200 of these names for foods and wines, not all of which truly are geographical in nature, but all of which Europe views in much the same way it views copyrighted names.

A vast number of Europe's GIs have been awarded to localities and products that are ...

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