Central and Eastern European Legal Materials
Croatia: Law on the Protection of Geographical Indications of Products and Services
This law protects indications of the place of origin of goods in commercial circulation. Such indications may use the name of a country, region, locality or other geographical feature. The protection is granted following the registration of the geographic indication with the Croatian Patent Office. The period of validity of a certificate of registration is ten years; it may be extended for successive periods.
About the Editors:
Michael Newcity is the Deputy Director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at Duke University. Professor Newcity is a leading authority and the author of 3 books and over 50 scholarly articles offering commentary on legal activities in Russia, Eurasia and East Europe.
Original Editor: the late Professor V. Pechota, Columbia Law School.