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Protecting Trade-mark Distinctiveness: The Risk of Dilution as Illustrated by the Genericism of Geographical Indicators

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

The proposition that consumers are confused by the use of geographical indicators (GIs) by producers other than those from the specified geographic region is arguably a weak one. Evidence that GIs have become generic terms in many countries bolsters this argument because consumers generally do not consider generic marks to ...