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CREATe Public Lecture Series 2020

Dev Gangjee : Timeless Signs or Signs of the Times?
Reconciling Innovation and Tradition for Geographical Indications

The fourth and final CREATe public lecture of Spring 2020 will be given by Dev Gangjee, Professor of Intellectual Property Law within the Law Faculty and a Tutorial Fellow at St Hilda's College

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Geographical indications like Prosciutto di Parma, Stilton and Rioja are associated with traditional regional products. These products are perceived as authentic because they are traditionally made. In the words of the relevant legislation, the product specification needs to refer to the ‘authentic and unvarying’ production method. Yet products constantly adapt to new markets, tastes and technologies. To what extent can the producer collectives responsible for these traditional products innovate within geographical indication regimes, without the product losing its sense of identity? Climate change is already forcing those who grow grapevines or coffee to confront this question. The talk explores the conditions under which innovating within tradition may or may not be acceptable.



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