Geographical Indications: Intellectual Property Right extension & GIs protection for the benefit of EU-Thai trade

Members of Myeuronet Network participate, as leader or partner, in several international projects financed by the European Union, the Italian Ministry for Economic Development or other international organisations. By participating in these initiatives, we ensure our customers a variety of high added value services related to vocational training, internationalisation of enterprises and entrepreneurship of young people.

Our most important mission is to monitor and analyse EU policies and funding programmes, to draft EU project and tenders, to define international partnerships, to implement and report projects to the EU. Currently, we are managing projects in the field of entrepreneurship, education, tourism, cooperation, development, food.

Geographical Indications
MyEuronet Partner involved: Bangkok
Partners: Italy (Bioagricoop, Bologna University)
Funding Program: ECAP
E-mail Contact: (Tommaso Amadio)

From 2008 to 2011, the Thai Italian Chamber of Commerce developed this project to protect and promote Thai GIs products by registering them in Europe and to increase their value through the EU logo and to protect their uniqueness.
With this aim, TICC’s project moves in three parallel ways:

  • Circulation of the best practices on the process to register Thai GIs in EU
  • Case studies displaying how Thai GIs may attain EU protection
  • Study of a potential Thai GIs market in the EU

The Geographical Indications protection system aims to preserve the original geographical environment of Thai products. In a global market, they represent an added value and play a vital role in the protection of cultural heritage, traditional production methods and natural resources.