The CJEU confirms the exclusive character of the EU competence in PDO/PGI schemes

Authors: Coppola

Journal: Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice

Volume: 9

Issue: 9

Pages: 717-718

DOI: 10.1093/jiplp/jpu124


The Court of Justice of the European Union confirmed the exclusive character of the European Union’s competence with regard to geographical indications relating to agricultural products and foodstuffs. The compliance of national legislation to the EU rules and principles must be determined by the national Court, so ‘Salame di Felino’ goes back to the Corte di Cassazione.

Source: Manual

Preferred by: Nicola Coppola