Geographical indications are place names (in some countries also words
associated with a place) used to identify the origin and quality,
reputation or other characteristics of products (for example, “Champagne”, “Tequila” or “Roquefort”).
issues are debated in the TRIPS Council under the Doha mandate: creating
a multilateral register for wines and spirits; and extending the higher
(Article 23) level of protection beyond wines and spirits.