Geographical Indications and the International Trade in Australian Wines

International Trade Law & Regulation, Vol. 18, No.1, pp. 70-78, 2012

UWA Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2012-12

10 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2012 Last revised: 22 Nov 2012

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Michael Blakeney

The University of Western Australia Law School

Date Written: November 17, 2012

Abstract

Australia has been regarded as a 'New World' opponent of attempts under the TRIPS Agreement to extend the European system of GIs protection to the wider world. It also joined with the USA in instituting a successful TRIPS dispute against the EU’s GIs procedures. However, the extensive Australian trade in wines to the EU has obliged Australia to embrace a European-style GIs system for its own wines. This article describes the evolution of the Australian – EU Wine Agreements of 1994 and 2009 and the consequential development of the Australian wine GIs system. It calls into question as over-simplified the Old World/New World dichotomy in relation to GIs.

Keywords: intellectual property, geographical indications, Australian wines, Australia-EU wine agreements

Suggested Citation

Blakeney, Michael, Geographical Indications and the International Trade in Australian Wines (November 17, 2012). International Trade Law & Regulation, Vol. 18, No.1, pp. 70-78, 2012, UWA Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2012-12, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2177444 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2177444

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