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Inside U.S. Trade - 06/17/2016

Froman Denies Need For GI Protection In TTIP, Criticizes EU On Food Safety

June 16, 2016 at 8:40 PM
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on June 14 criticized as unnecessary the European Union's demand for protection of geographic food names in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the argument that the existing U.S. trademark system already provides these items with adequate protection. "For $250 and 15 minutes online, any European producer can apply for a trademark, which the U.S. government will proactively protect against any future conflicting trademark application," Froman said in a June 14 speech to the...

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