WIPO is holding its worldwide hybrid symposium on Geographical Indications on June 14-16 in Tbilisi, Georgia. There are six interesting panel topics. Here is one:
TOPIC IV – Governance and Quality in Geographical Indications Owing to their nature of collective brands that can be used by a community of individual producers, the success of geographical indication products will depend largely on effective governance and quality control structures. This panel will review and discuss various approaches to this subject and the challenges that exist on the way.
Moderator: Ms. Valérie Pieprzownik, Expert on Geographical Indications, Food and Nutrition Division, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), Rome
Speakers: Mr. Philippe Bardet, Director, Interprofession du Gruyère, Pringy, Switzerland Ms. Nuria Ackermann, Chief Technical Advisor – PAMPAT 2 Project Tunisia, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna Mr. René Claude Elogo Metomo, President, Group of Producers of the PGI Poivre de Penja, Penja, Cameroon Ms. Adrienne Thompson, Deputy Director, Registrar, Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Kingston
Here is a link to the schedule. The program is available online, and the price is quite nice: Free.