A blog by Jean Guillon, new gTLD Consultant at Jovenet Consulting with an interest in new generic Top-Level Domains.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Total protection requested for Geographical Indications under .VIN, .WINE and all other TLDs
In its letter recently sent to ICANN, the European Federation of Origin Wines, a Brussels based-organisation representing PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) wines towards European and International institutions, would like to bring to ICANN's attention a crucial issue for the safeguard of the wine sector concerning the attribution of new generic top-level domains (gTLD).
EFOW is concerned that this new procedure could lead to the abuses of its members' Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).