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Vilsack: US, EU Must Find 'Sweet Spot' to Clear Differences on GIs in Trade Talks

Vilsack: US, EU must find 'sweet spot' to clear differences on GIs in trade talks. The key to finding a compromise in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the US and the European Union on the thorny issue of geographical indications (GIs) involves finding a “sweet spot” that reconciles the differences between the US trademark system and the EU approach to awarding exclusive use of GIs, said USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.


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