BERENGUER & POMARES Abogados is a highly specialized law firm in the field of Geographical Indications, having achieved wide international recognition.
Our services and expertise start from the management of the registration proceedings of Geographical Indications before the European Commission (and, if that was the case, at the national level) to the advice on the overall functioning of the Geographical Indications’ Regulatory Boards and other management bodies, as well as the enforcement of these rights and the fight against infringements.
Our leadership in this practice area has enabled us to provide advice in the registration of the first third countries’ Geographical Indications to be recognized in Europe under the sui generis system, both in the field of agricultural products and foodstuff (“Café de Colombia”) and in the field of spirit drinks (“Pisco”). These have been followed by a high number of Geographical Indications from several countries of Europe, Asia and America, in which registration and protection we have also participated.
We are regularly involved in international cooperation projects, having being selected as experts in this area in several public tenders organized by international organizations (European Commission, EUIPO, WTO, WIPO, etc.). Likewise, we have managed numerous judicial procedures in the field of Geographical Indication infringements before the Spanish courts as well as the Court of Justice of the European Union, which have resulted in some of the most relevant judgements in the field.