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Asya Balayan

First meeting of the EU-Armenia Geographical Indications Subcommittee  in Brussels

First meeting of the EU-Armenia Geographical Indications Subcommittee  in Brussels

ArmInfo.The first meeting of the Subcommittee on Geographical Indications, operating within the framework of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement  between the Republic of Armenia and the European Union (CEPA), was  held in Brussels on October 16.

 During the meeting, the parties discussed issues within the framework of legislation and the corresponding policy of geographical indications regarding the  implementation of the provisions enshrined in Articles 230-240 of the  Agreement on Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership of the RA-EU and  the previous agreements.

Trademark protection processes were also discussed. <Champagne> and  <Cognac>, as well as further work in this direction, as well as other  issues related to bilateral cooperation in relation to geographical  indications and names places of origin of goods.

During the meeting, the parties adopted the Procedural Rules of the  Subcommittee of Geographical Indications and formed points for a  bilateral survey.

Recall, on November 24, 2017, the Republic of Armenia and the  European Union concluded an agreement <On a comprehensive and  expanded partnership>, the main provisions of which temporarily  entered into force on June 1, 2018.

In accordance with article 240 of the Agreement, a Subcommittee on  Geographical Indications has been established. Meetings of the  Subcommittee of Geographical Indications are held at least once a  year on the basis of preliminary bilateral agreement. 

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