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Document 52017XC1020(03)

Information notice — Public consultation — Names from Mercosur to be protected as geographical indications in the European Union

OJ C 353, 20.10.2017, p. 34–43 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

20.10.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 353/34


INFORMATION NOTICE — PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Names from Mercosur to be protected as geographical indications in the European Union

(2017/C 353/09)

Within the ongoing negotiations with Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) for an Association Agreement (hereafter ‘the Agreement’) including a chapter on geographical indications, the Mercosur authorities have presented, for protection under the Agreement, the attached list of names. The European Commission is currently considering whether these names shall be protected under the future Agreement as geographical indications within the meaning of Article 22(1) of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.

The Commission invites any Member State or third country or any natural or legal person having a legitimate interest, resident or established in a Member State or in a third country, to submit oppositions to such protection by lodging a duly substantiated statement.

Statements of opposition must reach the Commission within one month of the date of this publication. Statements of opposition should be sent to the following email address: AGRI-A3@ec.europa.eu

Statements of opposition shall be examined only if they are received within the time limit set out above and if they show that the protection of the name proposed would:

(a)

conflict with the name of a plant variety or an animal breed and as a result is likely to mislead the consumer as to the true origin of the product;

(b)

be wholly or partially homonymous with that of a name already protected in the Union under Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (1), Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products (2) and Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks (3), or contained in the agreements the Union has concluded with the following countries:

Australia (4),

Chile (5),

SADC EPA States (comprising Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and South Africa) (6),

Switzerland (7),

Mexico (8),

Korea (9),

Central America (10),

Colombia, Peru and Ecuador (11),

former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (12),

Canada (13),

United States (14),

Albania (15),

Montenegro (16),

Bosnia and Herzegovina (17),

Serbia (18),

Moldova (19),

Ukraine (20),

Georgia (21);

(c)

in the light of a trade mark’s reputation and renown and the length of time it has been used, be liable to mislead the consumer as to the true identity of the product;

(d)

jeopardise the existence of an entirely or partly identical name or of a trade mark or the existence of products which have been legally on the market for at least five years preceding the date of the publication of this notice;

(e)

or if they can give details from which it can be concluded that the name for which protection is considered is generic.

The criteria referred to above shall be evaluated in relation to the territory of the Union, which in the case of intellectual property rights refers only to the territory or territories where the said rights are protected. The possible protection of these names in the European Union is subject to the successful conclusion of these negotiations and subsequent legal act.

List of names from Mercosur to be protected as geographical indications in the European Union for agricultural products, foodstuffs, wines and spirits  (22)

Name

Short description

Argentina

25 de Mayo

Wines

9 de Julio

Wines

Agrelo

Wines

Albardón

Wines

Alto valle de Río Negro

Wines

Angaco

Wines

Añelo

Wines

Arauco

Wines

Avellaneda

Wines

Barrancas

Wines

Barreal

Wines

Belén

Wines

Cachi

Wines

Cafayate — Valle de Cafayate

Wines

Calingasta

Wines

Castro Barros

Wines

Catamarca

Wines

Caucete

Wines

Chapadmalal

Wines

Chilecito

Wines

Chimbas

Wines

Colón

Wines

Colonia Caroya

Wines

Confluencia

Wines

Córdoba Argentina

Wines

Cruz del Eje

Wines

Cuyo

Wines

Distrito Medrano

Wines

El Paraíso

Wines

Famatina

Wines

Felipe Varela

Wines

General Alvear

Wines

General Conesa

Wines

General Lamadrid

Wines

General Roca

Wines

Godoy Cruz

Wines

Guaymallén

Wines

Iglesia

Wines

Jáchal

Wines

Jujuy

Wines

Junín

Wines

La Consulta

Wines

La Paz

Wines

La Rioja Argentina

Wines

Las Compuertas

Wines

Las Heras

Wines

Lavalle

Wines

Luján de Cuyo

Wines

Lunlunta

Wines

Maipú

Wines

Mendoza

Wines

Molinos

Wines

Neuquén

Wines

Paraje Altamira

Wines

Patagonia

Wines

Pichimahuida

Wines

Pocito

Wines

Pomán

Wines

Pozo de los Algarrobos

Wines

Quebrada de Humahuaca

Wines

Rawson

Wines

Río Negro

Wines

Rivadavia de San Juan

Wines

Rivadavia de Mendoza

Wines

Russel

Wines

Salta

Wines

San Blas de los Sauces

Wines

San Carlos de Mendoza

Wines

San Carlos de Salta

Wines

San Javier

Wines

San Juan

Wines

San Martín de Mendoza

Wines

San Martín de San Juan

Wines

San Rafael

Wines

Sanagasta

Wines

Santa Lucía

Wines

Santa María

Wines

Santa Rosa

Wines

Sarmiento

Wines

Tafí

Wines

Tinogasta

Wines

Tucumán

Wines

Tunuyán

Wines

Tupungato — Valle de Tupungato

Wines

Ullum

Wines

Valle de Chañarmuyo

Wines

Valle de Uco

Wines

Valle del Pedernal

Wines

Valle del Tulum

Wines

Valle Fértil

Wines

Valle de Zonda

Wines

Valles Calchaquíes

Wines

Valles del Famatina

Wines

Vinchina

Wines

Villa Ventana

Wines

Vista Flores

Wines

Zonda

Wines

Alcauciles Platenses/Alcachofas Platenses

Alcauciles Romanesco, Híbridos Violeta y Blanco

Fruit, vegetables and cereals or processed: artichoke

Chivito Criollo del Norte Neuquino/Chivito mamón/Chivito de veranada

Meat product: lamb

Cordero Patagónico

Meat product: lamb

Dulce de Membrillo Rubio de San Juan

Other products: quince jam

Melón de Media Agua, San Juan

Fruit, vegetables and cereals fresh or processed: cantaloupe

Salame de Tandil

Meat product: salami

Salame Típico de Colonia Caroya

Meat product: salami

Yerba Mate Argentina/Yerba Mate Elaborada con Palo

Other beverages: mate

Brasil

Alta Mogiana

Coffee

Altos Montes

Wines and sparkling wines

Cachaça

Cane Spirits — Cachaça

Canastra

Cheese

Carlópolis

Guava

Cruzeiro do Sul

Cassava flour

Farroupilha

White wine, sparkling wine and liqueur

Linhares

Cocoa beans

Litoral Norte Gaúcho

Rice

Manguezais de Alagoas

Red propolis

Mara Rosa

Saffron

Maracaju

Sausage

Marialva

Fine table grapes

Microrregião de Abaíra

Cane Spirits — Cachaça

Monte Belo

Wines and sparkling wines

Mossoró

Melon

Norte Pioneiro do Paraná

Coffee

Oeste do Paraná

Honey

Ortigueira

Honey

Pampa Gaúcho da Campanha Meridional

Beef and meat products

Pantanal

Honey

Paraty

Cane Spirits — Cachaça

Pelotas

Fine sweets

Piauí

Cajuína

Pinto Bandeira

Wines: red, white and sparkling wine

Região da Costa Negra

Shrimps

Região da Própolis Verde de Minas Gerais

Green propolis

Região da Serra da Mantiqueira de Minas Gerais

Coffee

Região de Pinhal

Coffee

Região de Salinas

Cane Spirits — Cachaça

Região do Cerrado Mineiro

Coffee

Rio Negro

Ornamental fishes

São Bento de Urânia

Yam

São Matheus

Yerba mate

São Tiago

Shortbread

Serro

Cheese

Vale do Sinos

Finished leather

Vale do Submédio São Francisco

Table grapes and mangos

Vale dos Vinhedos

Wines: red, white and sparkling wine

Vales da Uva Goethe

White wine, sparkling wine and liqueur

Uruguay

Bella Unión

Wines

Atlántida

Wines

Canelón Chico

Wines

Canelones

Wines

Carmelo

Wines

Carpinteria

Wines

Cerro Carmelo

Wines

Cerro Chapeu

Wines

Constancia

Wines

El Carmen

Wines

Garzón

Wines

José Ignacio

Wines

Juanico

Wines

La Caballada

Wines

La Cruz

Wines

La Puebla

Wines

Las Brujas

Wines

Las Violetas

Wines

Lomas De La Paloma

Wines

Los Cerrillos

Wines

Los Cerros De San Juan

Wines

Manga

Wines

Paso Cuello

Wines

Progreso

Wines

Rincón De Olmos

Wines

Rincón del Colorado

Wines

San José

Wines

Santos Lugares

Wines

Sauce

Wines

Sierra de la Ballena

Wines

Sierra de Mahoma

Wines

Suarez

Wines

Villa Del Carmen

Wines

Montevideo

Wines

Sur de Florida

Wines

Maldonado

Wines

Sur de Rocha

Wines

Colonia

Wines

Soriano

Wines

Rio Negro

Wines

Salto

Wines

Paysandú

Wines

Artigas

Wines

Rivera

Wines

Tacuarembó

Wines

Flores

Wines

Norte de Florida

Wines

Cerro Largo

Wines

Norte de Lavalleja

Wines

Norte de Rocha

Wines

Colon

Wines

La Paz

Wines

San Carlos

Wines

Santa Rosa

Wines

Santa Lucía

Wines


(1)  OJ L 343, 14.12.2012, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 671.

(3)  OJ L 39, 13.2.2008, p. 16.

(4)  Council Decision 2009/49/EC of 28 November 2008 concerning the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and Australia on trade in wine (OJ L 28, 30.1.2009, p. 1).

(5)  Council Decision 2002/979/EC of 18 November 2002 on the signature and provisional application of certain provisions of an Agreement establishing an association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part (OJ L 352, 30.12.2002, p. 1).

(6)  Council Decision (EU) 2016/1623 of 1 June 2016 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union and provisional application of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the SADC EPA States, of the other part (OJ L 250, 16.9.2016, p. 1).

(7)  Decision of the Council, and of the Commission 2002/309/EC, Euratom as regards the Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of 4 April 2002 on the conclusion of seven Agreements with the Swiss Confederation (OJ L 114, 30.4.2002, p. 1) and in particular the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Federation on trade in agricultural products — Annex 7.

(8)  Council Decision 97/361/EC of 27 May 1997 concerning the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the United Mexican States on the mutual recognition and protection of designations for spirit drinks (OJ L 152, 11.6.1997, p. 15).

(9)  Council Decision 2011/265/EU of 16 September 2010 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Korea, of the other part (OJ L 127, 14.5.2011, p. 1).

(10)  Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and Central America on the other (OJ L 346, 15.12.2012, p. 3).

(11)  Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part (OJ L 354, 21.12.2012, p. 3) and Protocol of Accession to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part, to take account of the accession of Ecuador (OJ L 356, 24.12.2016, p. 3).

(12)  Council Decision 2001/916/EC of 3 December 2001 on the conclusion of an Additional Protocol adjusting the trade aspects of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, of the other part, to take account of the outcome of the negotiations between the parties on reciprocal preferential concessions for certain wines, the reciprocal recognition, protection and control of wine names and the reciprocal recognition, protection and control of designations for spirits and aromatised drinks (OJ L 342, 27.12.2001, p. 6).

(13)  Council Decision 2004/91/EC of 30 July 2003 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and Canada on trade in wines and spirit drinks (OJ L 35, 6.2.2004, p. 1).

(14)  Council Decision 2006/232/EC of 20 December 2005 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the United States of America on trade in wine (OJ L 87, 24.3.2006, p. 1).

(15)  Council Decision 2006/580/EC of 12 June 2006 concerning the signing and conclusion of the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and the Republic of Albania, of the other part — Protocol 3 on reciprocal preferential concessions for certain wines, the reciprocal recognition, protection and control of wine, spirit drinks and aromatised wine names (OJ L 239, 1.9.2006, p. 1).

(16)  Council Decision 2007/855/EC of 15 October 2007 concerning the signing and conclusion of the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and the Republic of Montenegro, of the other part (OJ L 345, 28.12.2007, p. 1).

(17)  Council Decision 2008/474/EC of 16 June 2008 on the signing and conclusion of the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part — Protocol 6 (OJ L 169, 30.6.2008, p. 10).

(18)  Council Decision 2010/36/EC of 29 April 2008 concerning the signing and conclusion of the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and the Republic of Serbia, of the other part (OJ L 28, 30.1.2010, p. 1).

(19)  Council Decision 2013/7/EU of 3 December 2012 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova on the protection of geographical indications of agricultural products and foodstuffs (OJ L 10, 15.1.2013, p. 1).

(20)  Association Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part (OJ L 161, 29.5.2014, p. 3).

(21)  Council Decision 2012/164/EU of 14 February 2012 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and Georgia on the protection of geographical indications of agricultural products and foodstuffs (OJ L 93, 30.3.2012, p. 1).

(22)  List provided by the Mercosur authorities in the framework of the ongoing negotiations, registered in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.


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